Vintage mining and freight car films


leakinmywaders
 

Tonight while looking for something else entirely, I stumbled on a
couple of links to free web-watchable archived movies--rare footage of
1920s western mining operations. There is plenty of freight car
content, but it's the context that will probably keep you fascinated.

Various mining and associated railroad operations near Bunker Hill in
the Sunshine Valley of Idaho in 1926:

http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections/videos/MG23Item20.html

Mining operations and associated cultural and industrial phenomena in
Silver City, New Mexico and surrounds, 1927:

http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections/videos/MG23Item21.html

Enjoy!

Chris Frissell
Polson, MT

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