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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Red Mountain, California
Location of Red Mountain, California
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|Rand Camp began as a tent city, erected by eager miners who rushed to the Mojave Desert following a major gold discovery in April 1895. A year later, the town of 1,500 had been renamed "Randsburg." Saloons sprouted, a U.S. Post Office was . . . — — Map (db m153141) HM|
| Kelly Silver Mine
Silver was discovered directly behind this building around 1918. The Kelly Silver Mine was the richest in the world at the time, albeit other silver mines in the area were very profitable as well. As a result, the . . . — — Map (db m152428) HM|
|One of the richest silver strikes occurred in the community of Red Mountain. The Kelly and Grady claims started a silver boom which brought prosperity to this region in the 1900's. In one 60 day period over $170,000 in silver was mined from a hole . . . — — Map (db m158901) HM|
| In the background of this sign are the huge tailing piles of The Baltic Mine.
This area is part of the old Stringer District and was discovered in 1896 (a year after the famous Yellow Aster Mine in
Randsburg was happened upon) by William . . . — — Map (db m153090) HM|
|Few local miners still burrow underground, lured by the rich yellow gleam of gold. Most gold now recovered from California’s Rand Mining District is microscopic in size, and so finely dispersed that it is invisible to the naked eye. Rock containing . . . — — Map (db m153105) HM|
| South of this sign (in Red Mountain) is The Kelly Silver Mine. Discovered around 1919, it was the richest Silver Mine in the United States
at the time! Its total output was around $13 Million Dollars (more in today's prices!) When first . . . — — Map (db m153132) HM|
|The Owl Hotel
where the action was!
Dedicated to Hattie, Little
Eva and the girls of the line.
While the men mined silver,
they dug for gold. — — Map (db m152430) HM|
| North of this sign is the famous Yellow Aster Gold Mine in Randsburg. Three friends, Fredrick Mooers, John Singleton
and Charles Burcham discovered the Yellow Aster Gold Mine in 1895 and so was the beginning of the famous Rand
Mining District! . . . — — Map (db m153138) HM|