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Ghost Mines of Yosemite (1958) by Douglass Hubbard


SOURCES OF INFORMATION

(Note: HMI is Homer Mining Index, once published at Lundy, Mono Co., California.)

 1   Bennett, Thomas, Jr. Statement of Origin, Account of Financial Management, and Sale of Properties by Court Order, of the Great Sierra Consolidated Silver Company. New Bedford, Mass. February 15, 1890.
 2   HMI. January 5, 1884.
 3   Mining Records, Mono Co., Calif. Book Q, p 343. Bridgeport. August 9, 1880.
 4   HMI. November 26, 1881.
 5   Mining Records, Mono Co., Calif. Book R, p 545. Bridgeport. August 2, 1878.
 6   HMI. November 26, 1881.
 7   HMI. December 2, 1881.
 8   HMI. January 1, 1881.
 9   HMI. September 4, 1894.
10   HMI from Virginia Chronicle, Virginia City, Nevada. May 27, 1882.
11   HMI. October 2, 1880.
12   HMI. July 7, 1894.
13   HMI. December 18, 1880.
14   HMI. March 19, 1881.
15   HMI. April 6, 1881.
16   Personal letter to author from Miss Sylvia H. Knowles. New Bedford, Mass. February 5, 1955.
17   HMI. February 18. 1882.
18   Lord, Russell F., Report to O. H. Brooks. San Francisco September 5, 1881.
19   Great Sierra Consolidated Silver Company, Articles of Incorporation. Secretary of State, Springfield, Illinois. November 10, 1881.
20   HMI. November 12, 1881.
21   HMI. February 18, 1882.
22   HMI. November 12, 1881.
23   HMI. November 19, 1881.
24   HMI. February 25, 1882.
25   HMI. January 21, 1882.
26   HMI. February 11, 1882.
27   HMI. February 18, 1882.
28   HMI. March 4, 1882.
29   HMI. March 25, 1882.
30   HMI. February 18, 1882.
31   HMI. May 31, 1884.
32   HMI. January 19, 1884.
33   HMI. October 27, 1883.
34   Russell, Carl P., 100 Years in Yosemite. Yosemite National Park. 1957.
35   Mining Records, Mono County, California, Book B, pp. 386-387. Bridgeport. August 30, 1880.
36   HMI. August 15, 1883.
37   Identification by Dr. B. F. Kukachka, USFS Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin. December 29, 1954.
38   National Archives and Record Service, Washington, D.C. Letter of November 1, 1954.
39   HMI. March 11, 1882.
40   HMI. May 27, 1882.
41   HMI. January 22, 1881.
42   HMI. February 5, 1881.
43   HMI. December 10, 1881.
44   HMI. February 25, 1882.
45   HMI. February 18, 1882.
46   HMI. November 5, 1881.
47   Barney, Charles E., Report to Thomas Bennett, Jr. New Bedford, November 3, 1883.
48   HMI. June 23, 1883.
49   Report of the Commission on Roads in Yosemite National Park, California. Senate Document 155, 56th Congress, 1st Session. Washington, D.C. 1900.
50   HMI. August 11, 1883.
51   Curtin, Senator John B. Statement before subcommittee of the Committee on the Public Lands on H. R. 21718, for the purchase of the Tioga Road. Washington, D.C. March 18, 1912.
52   Shankland, Robert, Steve Mather of the National Parks, p. 62, New York. 1951.
53   HMI. October 13, 1894.
54   HMI. October 27, 1883.
55   HMI. January 5, 1884.
56   HMI. January 12, 1884.
57   HMI. January 19, 1884.
58   Report of the Directors who visited the Properties of the Great Sierra Consolidated Silver Company in July-August 1882. Bennettville, Calif. August 1882.
59   HMI. April 5, 1884.
60   Bennett, Thomas, Jr., et al., Report of the Great Sierra Mining Properties, Mono County, California. New Bedford. February 15, 1890.
61   HMI. May 31, 1884.
62   Circulars 1 and 2 to Stockholders of the Great Sierra Consolidated Silver Co. New Bedford. January 16 and June 18, 1884.
63   HMI. July 12, 1884.
64   HMI. July 12, 1884.
65   Indentures and Certificates of Sale, Sheriffs Watkin Morgan (Mono County), George McQuade (Tuolumne County), and William McMann (San Francisco County) of property of the Great Sierra Consolidated Silver Company. 1888.
66   Indenture of Settlement. Estate of William C. N. Swift to Rhodolphus N. Swift. New Bedford. August 18, 1894.
67   Palmer, William R., Report to Tioga Mining Company. Los Angeles. June 13, 1939.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Sincere thanks are extended for the following photographs, which supplement the author’s:

Captain at Crocker’s Station: Celia Crocker Thompson, courtesy Yosemite Museum.
May Lundy Mill: Frasher’s, Pomona, California.
“Lying Jim” Townsend: California State Library.
Lundy, Home of the Homer Mining Index: Frasher’s, Pomona.
Thomas Bennett, Jr.: C. F. Broughton, Wamsutta Mills, New Bedford.
Stock Subscription, GSCSCo.: Secretary of State, State of Illinois.
Machinery at Tunnel: Wayne Bryant, NPS.
Saddlebags Lake, Frozen: Dr. Harold Bradley.
Old Lundy, Winter: Frashers, Pomona.
Mt. Dana Looks Down on Bennettville, 1898: Celia Crocker Thompson, courtesy Yosemite Museum.
Winter near Bennettville: Dr. Harold Bradley.
Crocker’s Station, Western Terminus: Celia Crocker Thompson, courtesy Yosemite Museum.
Automobile near Tioga Pass: Pillsbury? Courtesy Yosemite Museum.
Documents, Great Sierra Co.: Courtesy Stanley F. Davie and Chas. S. Wheeler.

YOU WILL BE GLAD TO KNOW

that the National Park Service is preserving many interesting things which are part of the story of the Ghost Mines of Yosemite. You may see the mining machinery which was dragged up the Sierra Nevada to Bennettville the winter of 1882 at the Wawona Pioneer Village in Yosemite National Park. There, too, are a pole, insulator, and wire from “the highest telephone line in the world”. An exhibit entitled Mining Excitement may be seen at the Yosemite Museum.

An active program is underway to stabilize and interpret the pioneer cabins in Yosemite. Included are the Great Sierra Cabin on Tioga Hill and the Golden Crown cabins in Mono Pass.



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