A newspaper headline in March, 1926 read, “Tonnage of ore from new California district will be large.” The road went in, and over 300 people moved to Leadfield, a post office was built. The residents were ready to get rich —
Playas, dry lakes, they hypnotize me. Flat and dry and scarred but still pure. Hardened earth and soft skies. An elegant monotony that locks in on whatever lobe in my brain it is that controls my fascination for seeking a niche, an edge, a flaw as my eye draws up to, in this specific case, a dark and slivered horizon. Few words. Clear and open thought. Appreciation. I clap my hands. The sound dissipates and the ever so slight vibrations go on endlessly.
Cow Wells doesn’t sound like that great of a place to have a good time; but Garlock sure does, and that made all the difference!
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Frank Words of Wisdom about Mining from Frank the Wise Miner: #23 –
Some folks don’t realize the subtle differences in mining terminology and that can put them in harm’s way. Just remember when entering any mine, a tunnel is what you walk into, a shaft is what you fall into.
New Dale – New Dale wasn’t called New Dale back then, it was just called Dale even though it was new, at least newer than Old Dale, which wasn’t called Old Dale then either, just Dale. But you see the problem with them both being called Dale then don’t you? To further complicate matters neither Old Dale or New Dale was too much worth looking at. In fact if you click on the link you’ll probably be a might disappointed because if there weren’t a title on the page you wouldn’t be able to tell if you were in New Dale or Old Dale, because New Dale doesn’t look any newer than Old Dale and Old Dale doesn’t either. BTW, nobody knows who Dale was in the first place. He moved out of Old Dale while it was still new.
There are many different varieties of barrel cactus, but a couple of things pretty much hold true with all of them. First, the taller ones tend to point toward the south. This is due to the fact that for most of the year the sun is more toward the south. Second, it is not a good idea to drink the juice from the cactus when out of water. A couple of reasons for that; one, these cacti are tough, and the perspiration expended to open one of these up would exceed the available water within. Secondly, the liquid will most likely cause a horrible case of diarrhea, further depleting the body of water and accelerating dehydration.