Thursday, February 5, 2009
I've always loved to visit old mines so when I saw this mine (Independence Mine in Alaska) mentioned in a book I knew that I just had to visit. This was the 3rd or 4th time that I've been there so I have lots of pictures of the area. It was very interesting to read about the place.....how they lived, how the extracted the ore, what they ate and how much it cost, etc. When I go to a place like this I always gaze and try to imagine what it was like when the miners were actually there. It was a long way from anything (like most things in AK) so they definitely had to entertain themselves (assuming they had the time).