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Catalog number 1997.2.1593
Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Date 1938
Description TITLE: Where a Mountain Wandered Down a Hill
Photo Caption: They were iron men then, Mates: Little would you suspect it, but all these spry-looking men had been up all night when this picture was taken one morning in 1895 at English Town of the New Almaden Mines. What's more they had been put through the degrees too, for the occasion was the institution of the Knights of Pythias lodge at the famed old quicksilver mines. But they could take it, those sturdy Cousin Jacks, and even that grand old lone Irishman among them, white-bearded Chrales F. O'Brion (sixth from the left in the front row.) Phot loaned by W. F. Rhodes.
Photo Caption: Unbeknownst to Almaden's peaceful community nearby, a whole mountain ambled 75 feet down a hillside sometime early this week, while huge fissures (upper foreground) gave promise of more movement to come. In the distance are the 50-foot cliffs left by the mammoth slide; below, two spectators view the phenomenon from atop the giant clods the sliding hill pushed before it. Mercury Herald Photos.

Pub Place New Almaden Mine
Cataloged by Boudreault, Art