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Ghost Mines of Yosemite (1958) by Douglass Hubbard


A NOTE OF APPRECIATION

GREAT SIERRA SHAFT HOUSE
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GREAT SIERRA SHAFT HOUSE
HOISTING WINCH, TIOGA HILL
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HOISTING WINCH, TIOGA HILL
GOLDEN CROWN CABINS. MOUNT LEWIS ON SKYLINE
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GOLDEN CROWN CABINS. MOUNT LEWIS ON SKYLINE

MANY PEOPLE helped reweave the broken strands of the history of these old Yosemite mines. An old letterhead found in the stable in Bennettville led to the late Thomas Boss, who played a part in the second operation of the mine. From New York the trail doubled back to California and to Thomas’ son James Boss. From James we learned of Charles S. Wheeler, Jr. and Stanley F. Davie, attorneys, who had preserved meticulously every available scrap of paper pertaining to the mines and who generously made them available for study.

Without the microfilm copies of the Homer Mining Index made for the Yosemite Museum by the University of California’s Bancroft Library, piecing the story together would have been much more difficult. Miss Sylvia H. Knowles of New Bedford, Massachusetts, granddaughter of Rhodolphus Swift, provided pertinent information and loaned photographs of her family.

Last but not least I express appreciaation to my colleagues in the National Park Service. Their understanding and appreciation of the importance of preserving the facts and the artifacts of this facet of western history run deep.


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Whitebark Pine, Tioga Hill (back cover)
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WHITEBARK PINE, TIOGA HILL



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