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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Gypsum Mine Entrance

Gypsum Mine Entrance

C. E. Walter - 1906

Two mine employees, standing at the entrance of the gypsum or plaster mine, provide perspective to the size of the tunnel. The ledge above the entrance supported by timbers is probably there to prevent falling rocks and earth from falling on the tracks that can be seen in the foreground leading to the entrance of the mine. The fence at the top of the photo may indicate the presence of a road.


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TitleGypsum Mine Entrance
CreatorC. E. Walter
FormatStereoscopic photograph

Title by cataloger. C. E. Walter was a photographer in Cascade, Michigan who made stereoscopic views and transparencies, negative, stereo and single. This photograph is half of a stereo card.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionColl. 54-13-4.5.1, History & Special Collections Dept.

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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