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Catalog number 1997.2.1595
Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Date 1938
Description TITLE: Ancient Ghost town of Mining Days Nearly Covered by Giant Slide February 24, 1938.

Photo Caption: The dotted lines above indicate where Almaden's moving mountain nearly covered the forgotten site of Kempville, mining community, as it appeared in the eighties, [1880's] which may be entirely buried before the giant slide stops. At "A" was the St. George shaft, at "B" the Santa Isabel. Upper left, P. S. Schneider, San Jose dried fruit man who discovered the moving mountain, stands in a tangle of trees tossed by the avalanche; below, a large oak which rode the crest of the earth-wave, its root block intact after its 75 foot journey. Mercury Herald Photos.

Pub Place Santa Isabel Shaft
Cataloged by Boudreault, Art