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1890s Photo of a Mexican Prospector, Mining + More !
c. 1890s-1920s, California's Old Baldy Photos and a Mining Proposition: Lot of 7 items, including 3 Personal Letters and 3 Photos, including a photo of a Mexican Prospector: "Esclemsia Rodriguez and his mine," Very Fine.
This lot includes three undated black and white photos, measuring 4" x 6" to 3.5" x 5.75", three letters and an envelope, concerning the proposed sale of a mine in British Columbia. The photos include a prospector named "Esclemsia Rodriguez", standing near a river holding a gold-mining pan. The other two photos contain images of "Old Baldy""Mt. San Antonio"near the edge of Los Angeles County. The three letters, all dating back to 1923, concern a proposition for selling the "Sunlight Mining and Milling Co." and the "Ainsworth Mining and Milling Co." The letters range in size from 9.25" x 6" to 10" x 8", and are written by Mr. David N. Hatch and Mr. Ben F. Field. Hatch's offer to Field reads, in part: "I will make you and Judge Cherry the following proposition in regard to the "Sunlight" mine, situated in the Hot Springs Mining District - about one mile from Ainsworth " ... The mine is no. 715 of group no. one (1), for which a Crown Grant was issued Feb. 13, 1895... It is one of the richest mines in British Columbia... My proposition is this, the purchase price of mine was $4,000, commissions $300 " Extension of time to pay the next $500, to Dec. 1st 1900. $20 -, other expenses about $5.00. Total $4,325. ... I propose to organize a company for $250,000 capital, of 250,000 shares, per value $1 each... " The other two letters are written on the "Merritt Jones Hotel" (Ocean Park) letterhead, and the back of "The Gamut Club" (Los Angeles) stationary, and provide clarification about the mine, the owners, and the offer. Very interesting, first-hand information on the sale of a mining operation! (7 items)
Mount San Antonio, also known as Old Baldy or Mount Baldy, at 10,068ft, is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, and the highest point in Los Angeles County. Mount San Antonio's sometimes snow-capped peaks are visible on clear days and dominate the view of the Los Angeles skyline.
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