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Real photo postcard of the entrance to Sutro Tunnel, printed on the bottom "5 Miles Long Lode 1800 Ft." and shows a group of miners sitting on a wheeled cart which is being pulled by a horse.

np (Comstock Lode, Nevada) nd (1888?) 3.5 x 5.5, postally unused, light soiling/wear else very good. Painted on the entrance "1888 Sutro Tunnel Commenced Oct. 19, 1869." This tunnel was located under the Comstock Lode. Adolph Sutro, a San Francisco businessman (and soon to be the 24th mayor of the city) conceived a plan to remove water and gas from the mine shafts of the Comstock Lode. A tunnel was put through Mt. Davidson to accomplish this purpose. Sutro became known as the "King of the Comstock" due to the success of his plan. The tunnels drained 3.4 million gallons of water a day which were rented by mine owners at an average of $10,000 per day.


Book Id: 97-9254

Price: $35.00

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