Photographs of the Calumet and Hecla Mines

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• This would be the interior of the #2 engine house, located approximately 550' SE of the shaft house. My grandpa (Arthur Longpre) worked in this building as an oiler in the 50's and 60's. As a youngster, my father (Fred Longpre)used to visit his father at the house and remembers very well the tremendous thrumming of the pistons. He also remembers greeting the miners as they came out of the shaft house, all dirty and tired, and looking at them in awe (My father went on to work at #6). The attached photo from 11/06/09 is of the remains of the engine house. My father is standing about where the drum used to be and the viewer is looking toward the corner of the building from where this image appears to have been taken from.

12/3/2009 11:04:01 AM by dalongpre