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The End Of The Line
An 1886 fire helped end Tombstone’s silver industry.
An Unbelievable Gold Find
Nobody trusted Bob Womack’s claims.
A man and his mine.
One of the greatest boom towns in Western history.
Lost Dutchman Mine
One of the greatest lost mine stories of them all.
Who Was The Real George Hearst?
The mining magnate might be a modern-day Western film villain, but in reality he was an audacious, self-made entrepreneur of the American West.
The Militancy of the Miners
The Western Federation of Miners waged war in the West.
Would the world’s richest mine survive the Comstock Fire?
Fire in the Hole!
A 1917 mining disaster was lost to history.
The Hazards of Underground Mining
During the years the fire was out of control the only people able to work the mine were a group of Spanish specialists who became quite legendary...
A Race for The Copper Queen
George Warren lost his share of what would become a very fruitful mine in a race against a horse.
The Riches of Cleopatra Hill
Nestled on the slopes of the cone-shaped Cleopatra Hill, Jerome was once the third largest city in Arizona and the pride of the territory.