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Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Framing Building

 
 
Framing Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, 2014
1. Framing Building Marker
Inscription. The pile of pipe beside the building is fan pipe which was used to send air down the mine and through the workings for ventilation. The air was supplied by large fans on the surface. The pile of wire on the hill behind the building is banding from bundles of timber that was shipped in on the railroad. The timbers were unloaded from the railroad cars and brought down to the framing building where it was cut to the dimensions needed for mine timbering and other uses. The building had saws inside and out. The saws were belt driven by electric motors and the pulleys can still be seen in the rafters. The boxes contain core samples from core drilling done to explore the eastern portion of the Tonopah District during the 1980's. Nothing of commercial value was found. Drills and other equipment from the grounds of the Tonopah Historic Mining Park are displayed inside.
 
Location. 38° 4.212′ N, 117° 13.778′ W. Marker is in Tonopah, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from 110 Burro Avenue. Click for map. The GPS coordinates are for the Tonopah Mining Park in general. They will not take you directly to the marker. If you are going all the way to Tonopah to see this marker, you might as well walk around and see all the rest too. Marker is in this post office area: Tonopah NV 89049, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Additional Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, 2014
2. Additional Marker
Framing Building 1903
Saws were mounted inside and
outside the building and all timber
for the Tonopah Mining Co. operations
was cut to size here.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Leasers (here, next to this marker); Stopes (here, next to this marker); Mizpah Mine Powder Magazine (here, next to this marker); Verdi Lumber Company Coal Bin (here, next to this marker); Teamsters (here, next to this marker); Undiscovered Silver Vein (here, next to this marker); Into the Depths (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim and Belle Butler (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Tonopah.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Framing Building image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, 2014
3. Framing Building
Markers are seen to the right of the door.
Framing Building image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, March 28, 2009
4. Framing Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 133 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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