Cabinet Photo of Legal Tender Office Tomichi Colorado 1881 (Now a Ghost Town)

Cabinet Photo of Legal Tender Office Tomichi Colorado 1881 (Now a Ghost Town)

Cabinet Photo of Legal Tender Office Tomichi Colorado 1881 (Now a Ghost Town)

Cabinet Photo of Legal Tender Office Tomichi Colorado 1881 (Now a Ghost Town)

Cabinet Photo of Legal Tender Office Tomichi Colorado 1881 (Now a Ghost Town)

Offered is an original cabinet photograph depicting the legal tender office building in Tomichi Colorado. I believe the legal tender building might have been similar to the assay office. Originally known as Argenta, Tomichi (Indian for Hot Water) once had a population of 1500 people but a snow slide in 1899 took the entire town away! Tomichi had prospered in the late 1880′s but when the panic of 1893 hit, the town almost died. By the end of the century is was experiencing a comeback when the avalanche hit. At that time there were only six people there, and four were killed by the slide. It is now a ghost town. At the juncture of East River and Copper Creek, north and west of Ruby, the town of Gothic was incorporated on July 17, 1879 when large silver producing mines, such as the Sylvanite, attracted near to 5,000 miners and settlers. Near the headwaters of Tomichi Creek, along the Continental Divide, the towns of White Pine, Tomichi, and North Star, the last to be opened by the 1879 rush, sprang up with in four miles of each other. The towns’ short lived heyday came as a result of a large influx of prospectors interested in the area’s rich lead and silver deposits. In this image a group of men in suits stand outside the building. There are also many pack mules, a horse and a dog. The image is 5″ x 8″ and 6 ½” x 8 ½”. Some spotting and poor exposure on the right side. Original pen text under the image and on the back. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “apftp” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Date of Creation: 1880-1889
  • Color: Black & White
  • Photo Type: Cabinet Photo
  • Subject: Architecture & Cityscape
  • Time Period Manufactured: Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Type: Photograph
  • Format: Cabinet Card

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