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Empire Mine Part One - Museum and Bourne Cottage
Empire Mine State Historical Park, Grass Valley, California

The Empire Mine was one of the largest and richest gold mines in California. The old headquarters building now houses a museum, featuring a three-dimensional model of the underground structure of the mine.

The Bourn family, oweners of the Empire and North Star Mines, lived part of the year in a lavish "cottage" built adjacent to the mine. Designed by Willis Polk it included gardens and recreational facilities, and featured leather curtains to screen out the constant sound of the stamp mills nearby.

Empire Mine State Historic Park
Wikipedia: Empire Mine State Historic Park

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Empire Mine State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 12, 2012
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Empire Mine State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 12, 2012
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Empire Mine State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 12, 2012
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Empire Mine State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 12, 2012
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Empire Mine State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 12, 2012
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Empire Mine State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 12, 2012
See location in Google Maps


Empire Mine State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 12, 2012
See location in Google Maps


Empire Mine State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 12, 2012
See location in Google Maps

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