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[Structures in Shafter ghost town]

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).
Date: 1969
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Cylindrical structures in Shafter ghost town]

Description: Photograph of two large, cylindrical structures in abandoned Shafter, Texas. Mountains are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Silver was discovered by John W. Spencer in 1883 and with Col. W. R. Shafter, who was stationed at Ft. Davis, gained the necessary capitol to organize the Presidio Mining Company" (pp. 7-8).
Date: 1969
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Shafter ghost town]

Description: Photograph of a series of partial ruins and lots in abandoned Shafter, Texas. Mountains are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Once this ghost town, Shafter, was the producer of an important source of income, silver" (p. 7).
Date: 1969
Partner: Marfa Public Library