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    • Admiralty Zinc Mining Company, Mine Number Three at Douthat, Oklahoma

    • Douthat (Okla.); Geology; Ottawa County (Okla.); Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Oklahoma--Ottawa County--Douthat
    • An underground view at the Admiralty Mine Number Three in Douthat, Oklahoma, using a Freeman steam-geared hoist in 1933. This model could hoist a load of 1,500 pounds at an average speed of 500 feet per minute. Behind the equipment is miner Earl...
    • American Concentrator Company, Joplin, Missouri

    • Buildings; Jasper County (Mo.); Joplin (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Business and commerce
    • View features the American Concentrator Company as located in Joplin, Missouri. The building itself advertises the work of the company. Painted lettering on the top of the building reads (portion that is readable): "__?__, __?__, __?__, _?__, New...
    • Annalinda Mining Company Stock Certificate, Carthage, Missouri

    • Carthage (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Neck City (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Not only were many women property owners in the Tri-State Mining District, but women's names were often used for naming mines. Some were fictional or historical names, but some mines like the Annalinda Mining Company, were named after real women. ...
    • Athletic Mining Company Blacksmith Shop at Duneweg, Missouri

    • Jasper County (Mo.); Duenweg (Mo.); Geology; Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Transportation
    • The blacksmith shop was an integral part of any mining and milling operation. Blacksmiths were responsible for making the hooks and pig tails for hoisting, sharpening steel rods, providing the shoes for the mules and horses, and repairing ore...
    • Athletic Mining Company Sanitary Toilet at Duenweg, Missouri

    • Jasper County (Mo.); Joplin (Mo.); Geology; Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • In addition to the physical dangers always present in mines and mills, the general work conditions a miner endured were not always pleasant or healthy. Not only was the work "back-breaking," miners often worked without sanitary facilities we take...
    • Athletic Mining Company Screen Room at Duenweg, Missouri

    • Jasper County (Mo.); Duenweg (Mo.); Geology; Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • The "screen apes" wait for rock to be emptied on the grate or "grizzly" to be sorting by size. On a shelf on a wall (visible between the two men on the left) a lunch pail has been stored. Miners ate in the same areas where they worked. What is...
    • Athletic Mining Company Shovelers Underground at Duenweg, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Duenweg (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Due to the long distance of an underground mine, a portable rail system was introduced to move the loaded ore cans to the shaft. The ore cans first rode on small square flat cars on wooden tracks. By 1900 metal rails were adopted along with...
    • Athletic Mining Company Tally Board Underground at Duenweg, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Duenweg (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • This photograph is identified as a field shaft. A field shaft was a secondary shaft farther into the mine. Miners stand with ore cans prepared to be hoisted up the shaft and out of the mine by the tub hooker (miner wearing protective gear). Men in...
    • Attie Mine Timbering and Miners underground at Joplin, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Joplin (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Due to the darkness of the underground environment, lighting devices were essential for miners and these Attie Mine crew members of Joplin, Missouri, are gathered at the bottom of the timber-framed shaft around an ore can and are wearing sunshine...
    • Aurora, Missouri (Olive Street)

    • Architecture; Aurora (Mo.); Buildings; Business & Commerce; Carriages & Animal Powered Vehicles; Lawrence County (Mo.); Pierce City (Mo.); Stotts City (Mo.); Tri-State Mining District
    • The Tri-state Mining District continued east beyond Jasper County into Lawrence County and further east into Greene County. Lawrence County, Missouri, included the mining towns of Aurora (seen here circa 1898-1900), Pierce City, and Stotts City....
    • Barnsdall Zinc Company Ground Crew at Waco, Missouri

    • Waco (Mo.); Jasper (Mo.); Geology; Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Ground crew of Barnsdall Zinc Company of mill structure in 1922. According to the Dixon's OK-KS Mining Directory of 1926 (compiled by Cleary Hoover of Miami, Oklahoma and published by Dixon Printing & Stationary Company of Miami), Barnsdall...
    • Bingo Mine in South Joplin, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Joplin (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Newton County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Newton County
    • As the mining industry progressed, animal power was introduced to increase production. Here a horse-powered hoist (sometimes found as a hoss hister or horse hister) is moving in a circular motion and a suspended water bucket is being removed from...
    • Bradford-Kansas City and Dinger Mines at Webb City, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Railroads; Transportation; Tri-State Mining District; Webb City (Mo.); Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • This image features the rail lines located near the Bradford-Kansas City and Dinger Mines near Webb City, Missouri. Spurs from railroads connected all mining camps, and to this day the district still has a network of rail lines, many of them...
    • Bradford-Kansas City Mine cave-in at Webb City, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Webb City (Mo.); Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Photograph of the cave-in at the Bradford-Kansas City Mine in Webb City, Missouri. In the background are near-by mines -- the Disbrow, the Dinger and others.
    • Bradford-Kansas City Zinc Company of Webb City, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Webb City (Mo.); Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Identified as the Bradford-Kansas City Mine of Webb City, Missouri, this image illustrates a partial cave-in on the property outside its concentrating plant. Cave-ins not only endangered the lives of those working in areas were cave-ins occurred,...
    • Bridge at Lakeside Park between Carthage and Carterville, Missouri

    • Carterville (Mo.); Carthage (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Lakeside (Mo.); Recreation; Tri-State Mining District
    • Southwest Missouri Electric Railway bridge entering Lakeside Park. The park's hotel, called the Lakeside Inn, is visible behind the iron bridge. Although located near the rural community of Lakeside, Missouri, images of the park can be found in...
    • Bumble Bee Mine crew, Joplin, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Joplin (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District
    • Photograph of Bumble Bee Mine crew. Among those pictured in what appears to be the jig shed: superintendent J. A. Stokes (1), hoisterman Curt Shoemaker, ground boss Tom Oden (8), screen man Johnny Compton (6), water boy D. B. Stokes (2), and ground...
    • Cactus Mining Company at Commerce, Oklahoma

    • Commerce (Okla.); Geology: Ottawa County (Okla.); Lead mines and mining--Oklahoma--Ottawa County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Oklahoma--Ottawa County
    • At the Cactus Mine, a belt-driven air compressor provided power for the pneumatic equipment such as drills. Compressors were usually housed above ground and compressed air was piped down the shaft. Compressed air was adopted because it was safer...
    • Carrie Mining Company at Alba, Missouri

    • Alba (Mo.); Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Near the ground surface (below the platform of this steam-powered hoist), a canvas tube is seen in this photograph of the Carrie Mining Company of Alba, Missouri. This tube was used for ventilation purposes in order to circulate fresh air down in...
    • Carterville, Missouri (Main Street)

    • Architecture; Buildings; Business & Commerce; Carriages & Animal Powered Vehicles; Carterville (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Tri-State Mining District
    • Carterville, Missouri, is located due east of Webb City in Joplin Township. This print features Carterville's Main Street as it looks west to a tailings pile and mill building visible on the horizon. Among the commercial establishments visible in...
    • Carthage Building Stone Company Quarry at Carthage, Missouri

    • Carthage (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Limestone Quarries and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County; Geology
    • Carthage Building Stone Company (CBSC) was managed by J. P. Newell with Millard Bryan as superintendent (as well as Secretary/Treasurer). Other officers were Amos H. Caffee, President, and George Allen, Vice-President. By 1914 and the period when...
    • Carthage Foundry and Machine Works in Carthage, Missouri

    • Buildings; Business and commerce; Carthage (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Tri-State Mining District
    • The Eagle Foundry Works (found elsewhere in this collection) became the Carthage Foundry operated by E. W. Barnes and was a significant partner in the local mining industry. The factory was located at the southwest corner of Oak Street and Garrison...
    • Carthage High School at Carthage, Missouri

    • Architecture; Buildings; Carthage (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Limestone quarries and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Second to the Jasper County Courthouse, the Carthage High School building was one of the most popular examples of Carthage limestone photographed for promotional and souvenir use. The main structure was built of rough-faced stone with...
    • Carthage Lead and Zinc Mines near Carthage, Missouri

    • Carthage (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Tri-State Mining District; Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • In the central part of Jasper County, Carthage mining activities continued throughout the nineteenth century into the twentieth century. Here several mines west of town are seen in a popular souvenir format -- the postcard folder. This composite...
    • Carthage Limestone Companies Owners of Carthage, Missouri

    • Carthage (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Limestone Quarries and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Prominent early twentieth century limestone quarry owners and operators (left to right, top row): Curtis Wright of Carthage Stone Company (President), Martin McNerney of Carthage Quarry Company, R. M. Richter of Superior Limestone Company, J. P....
    • Carthage Marble and White Lime Company at Carthage, Missouri

    • Carthage (Mo.); Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Limestone quarries and quarrying--Missouri-Jasper County; Saint Louis (Mo.)
    • Early limestone establishments in Carthage offered both cut stone for building and lime for construction and agricultural use. Presented here is the image of one such multi-product establishment -- the Carthage Marble and White Lime Works --...
    • Carthage Marble Corporation at Carthage, Missouri in 1960

    • Carthage (Mo.); Geology; Jasper County (Mo.) Limestone quarries and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Postcard of one Carthage Marble Corporation quarry as property would have looked in 1950s and early 1960s. After World War II, the corporation expanded beyond offering building stone to starting a crushing operation to produce aggregate and...
    • Carthage Marble Corporation Sales Representatives at Carthage, Missouri

    • Business and commerce; Carthage (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Limestone quarries and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County; Kansas City (Mo.); Jackson County (Mo.)
    • Carthage Marble sales representatives and officers of the corporation as pictured at a 1956 sales conference. Beside corporate headquarters in Carthage, Missouri, the company maintained permanent representatives in Cleveland, Dallas, Denver,...
    • Carthage Monumental Works Invoice, Carthage Missouri

    • Alba (Mo.); Business and Commerce; Carthage (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Limestone quarries and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Use of local limestone was for cemetery headstones as seen in this invoice for the Carthage Monumental Works of Carthage, Missouri. Use of local limestone for tombstones and other monuments and memorials is a research topic that has been...
    • Carthage Quarry Company in Carthage, Missouri

    • Carthage (Mo.); Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Carthage Marble Corporation; Limestone quarries and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Carthage Quarry Company was established around 1898 by Eugene O'Keefe, President, F. W. Steadley, Secretary and Treasurer, and Martin A. McNerney, General Manager. By 1908, John E. O'Keefe was brought in as Secretary/Treasurer. The quarry worked...
    • Carthage Stone Company at Carthage, Missouri

    • Carthage (Mo.); Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Limestone quarries and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County; Railroads; Transportation
    • Quarry yard view of Carthage Stone Company in which flatbed railroad cars are being loaded with cut stone for distribution. Just like the mining companies, the Jasper County's stone producers also made use the the extensive rail connections in the...
    • Carthage Stone Company Invoice, February 19, 1898, Carthage, Missouri

    • Business and commerce; Carthage (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Limestone quarries and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County; Neosho (Mo.); Newton County (Mo.)
    • Invoice for limestone order from Carthage Stone Company as placed by Charles Davis of Neosho, Missouri. Total cost was $88.10 for 1,101 feet and nine inches of cut stone lengths of various width. In the hand of Carthage Stone Company President...
    • Carthage Stone Company Quarry at Carthage, Missouri

    • Carthage (Mo.); Geology; Jasper County (Mo.) Limestone quarries and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Carthage Stone Company views (circa 1895-1898) from a Wright family scrapbook. Carthage Stone Company was established in 1892 and during its early years operated with four gang saws, two channeling machines and a double hoist. Curtis Wright was...
    • Carthage Superior Limestone Company

    • Carthage (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Limestone Quarries and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County; Geology; Fort Smith (Ark.)
    • Carthage Superior Limestone Company opened a quarry in 1905 on twenty-four acres of "Ornduff land on the east side of the road north of the lower bridge" outside of Carthage, Missouri. The image presented here is presumed to be the new quarry...
    • Carthage, Missouri Bird's-eye View Print, Detail of Carthage Mines

    • Carthage (Mo.); Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Railroads; Transportation
    • Carthage, Missouri, mines near the Missouri-Pacific Railroad Station (building seen at center right edge in this view) on the northwest edge of town in the vicinity of Limestone and Parsons Streets (as seen from a close-up detail in the 1891...
    • Carthage, Missouri White Way as seen on Northside of Courthouse Square

    • Architecture; Buildings; Business and commerce; Carthage (Mo.); Jasper County (Mo.); Limestone quarry and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County
    • One of the positive legacies of the mineral industry was the area's built-environment. Substantial buildings soon replaced wooden make-shift commercial and residential structures thrown up in the haste of opening mining camps in most of the towns...
    • Center Creek Stone Quarry near Carthage, Missouri

    • Carthage (Mo.); Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Limestone quarries and quarrying--Missouri--Jasper County; Falls City (Neb.); Lamar County (Tex.); Louisville (Ky.); Paris (Tex.); Richardson County (Neb.)
    • Center Creek Stone Quarry was established in 1895 by William B. Myers and was located on Center Creek southwest of Carthage, Missouri. This quarry eventually became part of Carthage Marble and Building Stone Company, when purchased from the Joseph...
    • Cisco Mining Company, Pouring Mill Building Foundation at Webb City, Missouri

    • Jasper County (Mo.); Webb City (Mo.); Geology; Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Among the most important structures in the mine fields were the mill buildings. Due to the extreme weight of ore and heavy equipment like crushers, jigs and screens, etc., mill buildings had to be supported by concrete pylons. Evidence of these...
    • Commonwealth-Northern Mining Company Screen Room at Treece, Kansas

    • Cherokee County (Kan.); Treece (Kan.); Geology; Lead mines and mining--Kansas--Cherokee County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Kansas--Cherokee County
    • After ore cans were hoisted from underground to the top of the shaft derrick, the contents were turned out into a chute that sent rock ore to the screen room in the mill building. The screen room was the first stage in the milling process. The men...
    • Consolidated Troup Mining Company near Prosperity, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Prosperity (Mo.); Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Misouri--Jasper County
    • The Troup Mining Company was opened in 1888 and was located on forty acres of land southeast of Carterville, Missouri, that eventually became known as Prosperity. Among its many investors was Curtis Wright, formerly a Connersville, Indiana,...
    • Continental Lead and Zinc Company at Johnstown, Missouri

    • Jasper County (Mo.); Johnstown (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Group of miners (all unidentified) underground at the Continental Mine near Johnstown, Missouri, sometimes known as South Carterville. Note the use of timbers for sporadic ceiling supports.
    • Continental Zinc Company at Johnstown, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Johnstown (Mo.); Joplin (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Composite view of Continental Zinc Company mining and processing functions including (clockwise starting at top center): underground stable for mules, sludge table operation, group of underground miners, engine room, driller and mule ore car,...
    • Cumberland Mine and Mill on fire at Chitwood, Missouri

    • Chitwood (Mo.); Disasters; Jasper County (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Accidents also were fatal to mining plants. Fire was always a concern among mine owners and miners alike. Most mine and mill structures were frame construction and very susceptible to fire especially when coupled with explosives being used on...
    • Cumberland Mine Number Two tailings pile and miners at Chitwood, Missouri

    • Chitwood (Mo.); Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Photograph of miners of the Cumberland Mine Number Two, near Chitwood, Missouri, sitting on a large waste rock pile. Manager Frank Wallower is seen sitting on third row, second from the left dressed in an overcoat and suit. According to the "20th...
    • Cumberland Mine, Mules Making Mill Pond at Chitwood, Missouri

    • Jasper County (Mo.); Chitwood (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Mules also were used above ground at mining complexes. Here mule teams are making a millpond that held waste water from the milling process. Robert Bishop is man circled in red on the left.
    • Cumberland Mine, West Shaft at Chitwood, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Chitwood (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Miners standing at the bottom of the west shaft of the Cumberland Mine. The miner (unidentified) standing next to the pipe is holding a carbide hand lamp. These lights were normally used by the ground boss or the foreman. The large vertical pipe...
    • Curtis and Nira Wright Home at Carthage, Missouri

    • Architecture; Buildings; Carthage (Mo.); Eureka Springs (Ark.); Jasper County (Mo.)
    • This is the Queen-Anne styled home erected for Curtis Wright's wife, Nira Koogler Wright, as promised when she consented to moving to southwest Missouri in order to pursue her husband's effort at seeking the family's fortune in the lead and zinc...
    • Curtis and Nira Wright Home in Carthage, Missouri - Parlor View

    • Carthage (Mo.); Eureka Springs (Ark.); Jasper County (Mo.); Interiors; Domestic Life/Furnishings
    • The parlor of the Curtis and Nira Wright home, formerly at 304 W. Macon Street in Carthage, Missouri. The room is decorated for the double wedding of Wright daughters Bessie and Matilda to Robert Briggs and George Hench respectively. The victorian...
    • Daylight Mine at Carterville, Missouri

    • Jasper County (Mo.); Carterville (Mo.); Geology; Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • This cabinet card photograph is early image of the district's mining industry. It shows ten miners in the entrance opening of what is believed to be the Daylight Mine. Ore buckets for transporting ore to the mine entrance via a movable track can be...
    • Disbrow Mine drill team and miners at Webb City, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Webb City (Mo.); Zinc mines and mining--Missouri-Jasper County
    • Ore material hoisted in cans by tub hookers was loosen from mine walls by drillers and their assistants then gathered by shovelers and placed in cans. All these workers are seen in this circa 1910 photograph. Drill teams consisted of two men (as...
    • Disbrow Mine rock and pillar system at Webb City, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Webb City (Mo.); Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • Mining in many Tri-State District mines was done by a process which moved in progression from room and pillar as seen here at the Disbrow Mine of Webb City, Missouri. The room to pillar process (also called rock and pillar) consisted of cutting...
    • Dividend Mine underground timber framing at Joplin, Missouri

    • Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Joplin (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County
    • When mines were not deep enough to enter the bedrock safely, timbering or wooden supports were necessary to keep walls and ceilings from collapsing. In this image, from the Dividend Mine located in Joplin, Missouri, an example of timber framing can...
    • Dupont Powder Company in Joplin, Missouri

    • Aurora (Mo.); Buildings; Business and commerce; Geology; Jasper County (Mo.); Joplin (Mo.); Lead mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper County; Tri-State Mining District; Webb City (Mo.); Wilimington (Del.); Zinc mines and mining--Missouri--Jasper...
    • A major player in the mineral industry was the explosive manufacturer and supplier Dupont Powder Company of Wilmington, Delaware. This view features several images of Dupont offices (as identified by original text) in the Tri-State Mining...

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