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Blue Bird Mine
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While not the best quality, I have seen way worse views before. Quite a nice view of the Shaft House of the Blue Bird Mining Co. I do not know if this is Shaft 1 or Shaft 2, as I've seen mention of at least two shafts, but I assume this is of the main shaft, and I also assume this is at the location of the later views if this mine with a much larger structure base, and railroad connection. I found this drawn on the 1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance map only, by the time the 1908 map came around the structures has changed so much I can't tell if it is at same location, some has been reused or anything, they are too different to tell for sure. This indicates this view to be from around 1898-1906, as it does not show up on the 1896 Sanborn map.
   View is a look at the Blue Bird Shaft House and Ore House combination on Bull Hill. This is from before the mine got connected to the High Line/Short Line Railroad as this is looking at the east side of the structures, while the railroad spur was connecting to the west side, but also had a spur on a the east side, both coming up the hill from the north side.Blue Bird Mine
Photo by: Unknown
My Collection; Scanned Glass Plate Negative; Image is Straightened, Twisted in terms of used a Perspective Filter and stretched in the height direction, Cropped, Enhanced and I've added a little bit of coloring to it.
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Media ID: 351
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
Date Located / Formed:
30.08.1892 (Date of Amended Location Certificate)
Bull Hill
Location Map Description:
Discovery / Formed by:
    Fate details:
    Owned by:
    • Sylvester Johnson
      -> 1892-11-08 [claim Map]
    • A.E. Vest
      -> 1892-11-08 [claim Map]
    • J.A. Cummings
      -> 1892-11-08 [claim Map]
    • J.F. Cummings
      -> 1892-11-08 [claim Map]
    Known claims:
    • Blue Bird lode - 7744
    Claim Links:
    Location Claim Description:
    Patented Date:
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      Extra Info/Details [Linked at One Time to the Entity]:

      Known Producing Info:
      December 1892 Regular weekly shipments
      January 1893 Regular weekly shipments
      February 1893 Regular weekly shipments
      March 1893 Regular weekly shipments
      April 1893 Regular weekly shipments
      General notes:
      In early December 1895 I see a small notice about this mine having a lease called the Last Dime, I also seen a photo in a book about a Last Dime mine on Bull Hill - guess I now have the link... :-)