Description: Photograph of partial ruins in abandoned Shafter, Texas. Mountains are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: About twenty-three million dollars worth of silver was extracted by 1942 when the price of silver dropped, and mining was no longer profitable. Cinnabar, source of mercury, was mined and processed at Terlingua for many years" (p. 8).
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