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Ottawa County, Oklahoma. Photographs From Yesteryear.

Thanks to all who have already contributed photos for this site. The Great Picher Mining District of Ottawa County, Oklahoma. For about 70 years, from about 1900 until 1970, lead and zinc mining began and ended in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. During the 1920s more money was made in Ottawa County than all the others in the state combined.

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Picher, Oklahoma: The Story Behind America's Creepiest

Picher, Oklahoma, located in Ottawa County, was once a quaint little American mining community.The town, which sits just a quarter mile off of Route 66, was the national center of lead and zinc

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The Oklahoma town that produced most of WWI’s bullets is

Aug 09, 2017· Miners carved into the earth underneath Picher. The lead and zinc ore they hauled out had to be separated from the limestone and dolomite rock that surrounded it. And the remains were piled into chat mountains around town, some 300 feet high. By the time mining ceased in the late 1960s, there were 30 piles totalling 178 million tons.

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Picher Oklahoma Stock Photos & Picher Oklahoma Stock

An abandoned church in the toxic former mining town of Picher, Oklahoma. The contaminated town was bought out and evacuated by the federal government. Zinc Smelter Worker, Picher, Oklahoma, USA, Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration, May 1936 Search Results for Picher Oklahoma Stock Photos and Images (117) Page 1 of 2. 1 2.

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Picher The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

As mining activity decreased, the population dropped steadily to 5,848 in 1940 and to 2,553 in 1960. Picher was the most productive mining field in the Tri-State Lead and Zinc District (Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri) and produced more than $20 billion in ore from 1917 to 1947.

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Zinc miner's home. Picher, Oklahoma Library of Congress

The contents of the Library of Congress Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives are in the public domain and are free to use and reuse.

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Picher mine, Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA

Picher mine, Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA : All Photos (14) Mineral Photos (13) Locality Photos (1) Gallery Photo Statistics Add Photo. Map Pages Nearest Localities Use Map in Article. Mineral Search Similar Localities Nearest Localities Possible Missing Minerals Search Google. Key.

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Oklahoma-Mines Mining Artifacts

Oklahoma Mining, Oklahoma zinc mining, Oklahoma Lead mining, Picher Oklahoma, McAlester, Henryetta, Oklahoma Coal Mining, Weir City, Tri-state district. OKLAHOMA MINES. The Tri-State district was an historic lead-zinc mining district located in southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma. The district produced lead and zinc for

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The history of Picher, America's toxic ghost town

Aug 24, 2017· The history of Picher, Oklahoma. Picher, Oklahoma was founded around the mine from day one. When lead and zinc ore were found on a claim in 1913, people began to move in. The town was even named for O.S. Picher, who owned Picher Lead Company if that tells you anything.

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Toxic Town: Picher, Oklahoma Ghosts of North America

Aug 04, 2014· Picher, Oklahoma is a ghost town, an industrial exclusion zone due to mining industry abuse, and part of the Tar Creek Superfund site.

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Picher_Mining Homestead

Mining in the Picher, Oklahoma district Lead & Zinc Mining Pictures. The pictures in this section are mainly photos of miners, equipment, mills, derricks, and other things relating to mining in the tri-state district. There are many more pictures in the other sections that show mining, so to see it all, look through all the pictures in the

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Last Residents of Picher, Oklahoma Won't Give Up the Ghost

Last Residents of Picher, Oklahoma Won't Give Up the Ghost (Town) Picher was at the forefront of Oklahoma’s lead and zinc mining industry. At the height of the boom, in the 1920s, it had

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Picher, Oklahoma 12 U.S. places where your visit could

Dec 22, 2017· Photo 6 of 14. Photo: Kelly/Flickr [CC by SA-2.0] 6 of 14. Picher, Oklahoma. it was discovered that the town was in imminent danger of collapsing into the mines. Picher

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picher ok photos on Flickr Flickr

Picher, Oklahoma. Tuesday afternoon 31 January 2017 . Picher, Oklahoma is a former mining town, considered a major center of lead and zinc mining in the early half of the 20th century, and had a peak population of 14,252 in 1926. But with a decline in mining operations, the town's population declined as

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Ole Miners Pharmacy Picher, Oklahoma Pharmacy

Ole Miners Pharmacy, Picher, Oklahoma. 57 likes · 18 were here. Pharmacy / Drugstore. Jump to. Sections of this page. Sign Up. Ole Miners Pharmacy. Pharmacy / Drugstore. Unofficial Page · Located in Picher, Oklahoma. Photo contributed by Jeremy Grist. Reviews. Billy Wade reviewed Ole Miners Pharmacy — 5 star.

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Superfund Sites in Reuse in Oklahoma Superfund

The 70-acre Eagle-Picher Henryetta site is located in Henryetta, Oklahoma. From 1916 to 1968, the Eagle-Picher Mining and Smelting company operated a smelter that produced zinc, cadmium and germanium on the 70-acre property. Company operations left large piles of

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Attention turns to Picher in search for girls' remains

According to Ed Keheley, an Ottawa County resident and a leading expert on the subject, there are 1,203 mine shafts in the Picher Mining Field, with 186 located within Picher’s city limits, and

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Tri-State Mining District legacy in northeastern Oklahoma

TSMD intertwines with the Quapaw, white miners, and other area residents from the early days of shallow ore mining in Missouri and Kansas, to the establishment of boomtowns and years of mining in vast underground caverns in Oklahoma, to life post-mining. Keywords: Mining, Quapaw, Tri-State Mining District (TSMD), lead, zinc, Picher Field, Tar

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Coal Mining in Oklahoma. 1952 YouTube

Jan 07, 2015· Identifier: F2010.108.1.050 Description:Black and white film with audio. Film shows men mining coal at Star Coal Company a few miles east of Henryetta, Oklahoma. Film shows men working on

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Old Photo Picher Oklahoma Lead Zinc Mining Town Street

Model T Ford Forum: Old Photo Picher Oklahoma Lead Zinc Mining Town Street Scene. Model T Ford Forum: Old Photo Picher Oklahoma Lead Zinc Mining Town Street Scene. Ghost Towns Northern California Back In The Day Main Street Old Photos Oklahoma Abandoned Scene Ceiling Lights. More information. Saved by.

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Attention turns to Picher in search for girls' remains

According to Ed Keheley, an Ottawa County resident and a leading expert on the subject, there are 1,203 mine shafts in the Picher Mining Field, with 186 located within Picher’s city limits, and

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Tri-State Mining District legacy in northeastern Oklahoma

TSMD intertwines with the Quapaw, white miners, and other area residents from the early days of shallow ore mining in Missouri and Kansas, to the establishment of boomtowns and years of mining in vast underground caverns in Oklahoma, to life post-mining. Keywords: Mining, Quapaw, Tri-State Mining District (TSMD), lead, zinc, Picher Field, Tar

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Coal Mining in Oklahoma. 1952 YouTube

Jan 07, 2015· Identifier: F2010.108.1.050 Description:Black and white film with audio. Film shows men mining coal at Star Coal Company a few miles east of Henryetta, Oklahoma. Film shows men working on the

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Old Photo Picher Oklahoma Lead Zinc Mining Town Street

Model T Ford Forum: Old Photo Picher Oklahoma Lead Zinc Mining Town Street Scene. Model T Ford Forum: Old Photo Picher Oklahoma Lead Zinc Mining Town Street Scene. Ghost Towns Northern California Back In The Day Main Street Old Photos Oklahoma Abandoned Scene Ceiling Lights. More information. Saved by.

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Picher, OK mining, mines, mine owners and mine statistics

Picher, OK mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Picher, OK

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The History of Picher, Oklahoma, a Ghost Town Full of

More Photos from Picher, Oklahoma. The main road leading out of Picher remains a highly-traveled artery connecting Oklahoma to Kansas. There, the building that housed the Picher Mining Museum remains intact, serving as a reminder of the industry that both created and destroyed the town.

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Picher lead contamination America's 10 worst man-made

Jun 14, 2010· Picher, Okla., is a modern ghost town, and the EPA calls it the most toxic place in America. At one time, Picher was one of the most productive lead and zinc mining areas in

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New photo exhibition explores catastrophe in Picher, Okla

Picher was the name of an Oklahoma town in Ottawa County that existed from 1918 to 2013. Its demise was the result of a slow-motion accumulation of devastating occurrences over decades and one

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This Drone Footage of Picher, Oklahoma Is Shocking

Jun 25, 2016· What This Drone Footage Captured At This Abandoned Oklahoma Town Is Truly Grim. It’s truly grim when the Environmental Protection Agency deems your town the most toxic town in America, and that’s what they labeled the small town of Picher, Oklahoma.

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Zinc smelter worker. Picher, Oklahoma Library of Congress

The Library of Congress does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not license or charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute the material.

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picher, Oklahoma Mines The Diggings™

Quick Facts. picher, Oklahoma has a population of 20 (based on numbers from 2010). Located in Ottawa County, Oklahoma.; picher, Oklahoma sits 250

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Flickr: The Picher, Oklahoma Pool

Jul 13, 2009· Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

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Toxic Twin: Cardin, Oklahoma Ghosts of North America

Aug 05, 2014· Cardin, Oklahoma is a toxic twin to Picher, rendered uninhabitable by mining industry abuse. In a piece by Sheila Stogsdill in the Tulsa World, November 17, 2010, (the link is no longer active) the population of Cardin is listed as zero. MJ Masilko snapped these photos of Cardin and neighboring Picher

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Picher, OK Abandoned Oklahoma

Picher was the most productive mining field in the Tri-State Lead and Zinc District (Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri) and produced more than $20 billion in ore from 1917 to 1947. Over 50 percent of the lead and zinc metal consumed in World War I came from the Picher Field.

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picher, Oklahoma Mines The Diggings™

Quick Facts. picher, Oklahoma has a population of 20 (based on numbers from 2010). Located in Ottawa County, Oklahoma.; picher, Oklahoma sits 250

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Flickr: The Picher, Oklahoma Pool

Jul 13, 2009· Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

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Toxic Twin: Cardin, Oklahoma Ghosts of North America

Aug 05, 2014· Cardin, Oklahoma is a toxic twin to Picher, rendered uninhabitable by mining industry abuse. In a piece by Sheila Stogsdill in the Tulsa World, November 17, 2010, (the link is no longer active) the population of Cardin is listed as zero. MJ Masilko snapped these photos of Cardin and neighboring Picher

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Picher, OK Abandoned Oklahoma

Picher was the most productive mining field in the Tri-State Lead and Zinc District (Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri) and produced more than $20 billion in ore from 1917 to 1947. Over 50 percent of the lead and zinc metal consumed in World War I came from the Picher Field.

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'Last man standing' at wake for a toxic town CNN

Jun 30, 2009· PICHER, Oklahoma (CNN)-- Wearing powder blue pants and a plaid fedora, 84-year-old Orval "Hoppy" Ray arrived fashionably late to a celebration in Picher, Oklahoma, a vacated mining town at the

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Picher Zinc Mine Near Picher, Oklahoma The Diggings™

The Picher Zinc Mine is near Picher, Oklahoma. Historically the site has been part of the Tri State-Picher Mining District. The Picher Zinc Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. The Osage Plains of the Interior Plains characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.

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Picher, Oklahoma: The most toxic town Abandoned Spaces

The ghost town of Picher is located in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States of America. The town was founded in the days when the United States entered into World War I. Picher, situated at the middle of the Tri-State Mining District, an area covering

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Picher timeline: A history riddled with hardships State

Jan 25, 2011· Miners are seen in a 1937 photo at The Dobson Museum in Miami. Eagle-Picher Mining Co. condemns four square blocks of Scorsese-DiCaprio movie will boost Oklahoma

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Picher, Oklahoma Wikipedia

Picher is a ghost town and former city in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States.This was a major national center of lead and zinc mining at the heart of the Tri-State Mining District.

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Last days of Picher, Oklahoma YouTube

May 25, 2011· The last days of Picher, Oklahoma. Photos taken in May of 2011. Destruction was well underway. Picher was a mining community which was once at the top of the EPA superfund list. The town was

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Old-Miner-Photos Artifacts

Miiner, Miners, Miner's, Mining, Coal, Hardrock mining . Old Photographs of Miners. Barnesville Mine, Fairmont, West Virginia 1904. Coal Miners Scranton, PA 1898. DL & W Woodward Mines First Aid Team Kingston, PA 1915. Maryland Coal Co.Tipple Boys and Drivers Sand Lick, WV.

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Picher Picher, Oklahoma Atlas Obscura

The town of Picher, Oklahoma was once a booming mining community and home to thousands of people. Today, mountains of contaminated mining waste pocked with sinkholes loom over a nearly empty town

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Tears still flow in Tar Creek POLITICO

Tears still flow in Tar Creek In this story: images from Picher, the largest of the three mining towns that make up Tar Creek, and nearby areas. Picher, Oklahoma, is emblematic of what

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Grace Walker Mine, Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA

Grace Walker Mine, Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA : Log In Register. Photo Search Photo Galleries New Photos Today New Photos Yesterday Members' Photo Galleries Past Photo of the Day Gallery Mineral Photography. Grace Walker Mine, Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA i.