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Photographer: Syd Whittle
Taken: March 28, 2011
Caption: El Senador Mine Marker
Additional Description: Photo Captions:
The two concrete towers are dust bins from the old 90-ton-per-day Scott Furnace Plant.
El Senador Mine circa 1924, looking west towards the Senador Trail. The Furnace plant barely visible behind the dump of waste rock (right), burnt ore (middle) and furnace dust (left).
Senador Shop circa 1916. The mule was used to haul ore, timber and equipment in and out of the mine. The mine’s heyday was 1915 to 1926 although it was worked on and off from 1863. The barn was dismantled in 1940 and moved to the English Camp site at the New Almaden Mine and is still there today.
Looking east to Almaden Valley from the Senador Trail Area, circa 1916.
Submitted: April 5, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p149192
File Size: 2.627 Megabytes
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