Around Nederland (Images of America) by Kay Turnbaugh

By Kay Turnbaugh

Nederland survived 3 boom-and-bust cycles related to 3 diverse minerals. through the silver growth, U.S. president Ulysses S. supply visited valuable urban in 1873 and walked on silver bricks that were mined in Caribou and milled in Nederland. the second one growth the invention of gold in Eldora in 1897 and lasted just a couple of years. The 3rd increase used to be sparked via the invention of tungsten via Sam Conger, an identical guy who made the unique discovery of silver in Caribou. The Conger mine finally grew to become the best tungsten mine on the planet. in the course of international struggle I, Nederland�s inhabitants swelled to 3,000�twice the scale it's today�and one other 2,000 have been envisioned to dwell close by. In each one growth, males got here to mine, open shops, and delivery items and ore. They introduced households with them, and plenty of cities sprang up, together with Caribou, Eldora, Lakewood, Tungsten, and Rollinsville. a few of these groups have survived, whereas others stay simply in thoughts and photographs.

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