Monday, August 27, 2012
ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " G "
Saturday my Hubby and I went GALLIVANTING to the Miners
This took place at the Empire Mine in GRASS VALLEY, California.
As you can see lovely young GALS were dressed in GOWNS
from an earlier GENERATION.
This was taken in the Borne estate where the mine is located.
The Empire Mine was one of the largest and most prosperous
hard-rock mines in American history.
Approximately 5.8 million ounces of GOLD came from depths of
nearly one mile prior to its closure in 1956.
Many Cornish miners came from England to bring the GOLD
to the surface.
There were many GIZMOS and GADGETS that helped make
the mine such a success.
Some of the pieces of GOLD as shown in the Empire Mine
What a lot of hot, dangerous and dirty work was involved to
GET the precious ore out of the GROUND.
Here is another kind of GOLD on a late Summer Day.
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