ATOLIA MINING & MILLING COMPANY

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SUMMARY March 1925: “PROPERTIES OF THE ATOLIA MINING COMPANY—The property operated by the Atolia Mining Company consists of some fifty patented claims on which are located a number of different mines.  The productive zone along which most of these mines are located comprises a comparatively narrow strip extending from east to west across the property for a distance of about … More >


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ATOLIA TOWN ( TUNGSTEN )

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March 24, 1906:  “FROM THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERT – NEW TOWN OF ATOLIA AT TUNGSTEN MINES –Charles Taylor,  superintendent at the tungsten mines, says they are now working twenty-two men and taking out a high grade ore.  The railroad company has put in a spur and they now load cars at the mine.  The  shipment to the Barstow mill has … More >


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POST OFFICE

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Postmasters Chas. S. Taylor                                                         Appointed  May 10, 1906 Alfted A. True                                           … More >


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INTRODUCTION and BACKGROUND

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January 21, 1914: “Washington, D. C, Jan. 21 Tungsten ores were produced during 1913 in six of the western states Colorado, California, Idaho, Arizona, South Dakota, and Nevada. According to preliminary figures collected by Frank Hess, of the United States Geological Survey, the production showed an increase over that of each of the two preceding years. The output for 1913 … More >


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ATOLIA CLAIMS – SECTION KEY MAP

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SECTION FS-18

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MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION: FS-18 BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Lemmon & Dorr 2d, 1940. (The Kern Sections: also Troxel & Morton, 1962.) GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Hulin, 1925. BLACK pencil hand written names & boundaries are those of an anonymous benefactor, assumed to record the real estate of affairs at a … More >


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SECTION FS-17

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MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION FS-17 BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Lemmon & Dorr 2d, 1940. (The Kern Sections: also Troxel & Morton, 1962.) GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Hulin, 1925. BLACK pencil hand written names & boundaries are those of an anonymous benefactor, assumed to record the real estate of affairs at a … More >


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SECTION GK-24

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MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION GK-24 BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Lemmon & Dorr 2d, 1940. (The Kern Sections: also Troxel & Morton, 1962.) GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Hulin, 1925. BLACK pencil hand written names & boundaries are those of an anonymous benefactor, assumed to record the real estate of affairs at a … More >


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SECTION GS-19

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MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION GS-19 BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Lemmon & Dorr 2d, 1940. (The Kern Sections: also Troxel & Morton, 1962.) GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Hulin, 1925. BLACK pencil hand written names & boundaries are those of an anonymous benefactor, assumed to record the real estate of affairs at a … More >


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SECTION GS-20

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MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION GS-20 BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Lemmon & Dorr 2d, 1940. (The Kern Sections: also Troxel & Morton, 1962.) GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Hulin, 1925. BLACK pencil hand written names & boundaries are those of an anonymous benefactor, assumed to record the real estate of affairs at a … More >


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SECTION GS-21

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MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION GS-21 BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Lemmon & Dorr 2d, 1940. (The Kern Sections: also Troxel & Morton, 1962.) GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Hulin, 1925. BLACK pencil hand written names & boundaries are those of an anonymous benefactor, assumed to record the real estate of affairs at a … More >


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SECTION HS-30

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MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION HS-30 BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Lemmon & Dorr 2d, 1940. (The Kern Sections: also Troxel & Morton, 1962.) GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Hulin, 1925. BLACK pencil hand written names & boundaries are those of an anonymous benefactor, assumed to record the real estate of affairs at a … More >


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SECTION HS-29

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MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION HS-29 BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Lemmon & Dorr 2d, 1940. (The Kern Sections: also Troxel & Morton, 1962.) GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Hulin, 1925. BLACK pencil hand written names & boundaries are those of an anonymous benefactor, assumed to record the real estate of affairs at a … More >


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SPANISH LEASE

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1915: “ON THE SPANISH LEASE a new hoist and head-frame are being erected, with ore-bins, engine house, black smith shop.  The ore body continues good, and is apparently the same vein that has been cut over 1000 ft. ease in the Lipp and Brock lease, on the Skylark claim.  This lease has been a great producer of sheelite of exceptional … More >


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OSDICK GROUP (PACIFIC TUNGSTEN COMPANY)

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  1962:  “Rainbow –NW ¼ sec. 10, T30S, R40E, MDM, Rand district, about 2 miles southwest of Randsburg. Developed by several inclined shafts and adits a few feet in maximum  length across a strike distance of 50 feet.  Shallow prospect pits have excavated along the fault a few hundred feet from the shafts.  Probably small production of scheelite.’–Troxel and Morton … More >


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THE BARBERS

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MEADE’S BARBER SHOP— According to an advertisement appearing in The Atolia News, in 1916, Meade’s Barber Shop was located adjacent to the Atolia Restaurant which was on Main. St. 1 E. C. McINTYRE In the Atolian News of February25, 1919 it was reported that an alarm of fire had awoken the whole camp on the 2nd of January and that … More >


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THE BAKERIES

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BILLSON — When the second townsite of Atolia was being founded in 1915 it was reported in the Randsburg Miner that a man by the name of Billson was opening a bakery. P. HIJOS June 2, 1917: “FOR SALE OR LEASE –Bakery, Atolia, Cal., Brick oven, good trade, no bakery within five miles.  For more information write P. Hijos, Atolia, … More >


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BOARDING HOUSES

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ATOLIA MINING & MILLING CO. In March of 1912 Mr. J. H. Burdick of Johannesburg was reported to have left there to go to Atolia run the company boarding house. MR. & MRS. F. C. HOFFMAN In September of 1915 the Randsburg Miner reported that the Hoffman’s were opening a new boarding house in Atolia and that board and meals … More >


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DRUGGISTS

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OSCAR GLANVILLE April 12, 1916:  “Granville’s drug store is about finished and is nearly ready for business.”  –Bakersfield Californian Oscar Glanville who was also in business in Randsburg and later in Mojave had a drug store in Atolia in May of 1917. A. A. TRUE — ATOLIA’S DRUG STORE Mr. True was in business in July of 1918.   His advertisement … More >


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GARAGES AND AUTO STAGES

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GENE CARLTON — The Bakersfield Californian reported in May of 1916 that Gene Carlton had sold his cafe in Atolia to Mr. and Mrs. Al Burke and was now engaged in the automobile business with a garage and machine shop. ED CARY Ed Cary established a garage in Atolia in the spring of 1916 during the boom caused by World … More >


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HOTELS

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CHARLES SHARAR Charles and his wife are known to have been residing in Atolia in 1912.  A Photo of the Hotel has been attributed to the period of the First World War 1916 to 1918. MRS. ERICKSON—MRS. I. W. HENDRICKSON– SOUTHERN HOTEL The Southern Hotel which was located on Rice Avenue near Second St. in the residential area of Atolia … More >


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ICE CREAM PARLORS

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MRS. R. VAN DYCY March 15, 1916: “Atolia’s new ice cream parlor was thrown open Thursday night with a big dance.  Randsburg music furnished the accompaniment for a large number of dancers.—Bakersfield Californian Mrs. Van Dycy (Dyke) was in business in July of 1918.   Her advertisement was one of those that appeared in a pamphlet type newspaper put out by the … More >


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MERCHANTS

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C. A. McEWAN It has been reported to the author, by Mr. Ron Lerch of Sacramento, Ca. that he has located the name of a Mr. C. A. McEwan, who was listed in one of the business directories is Ron’s collection, as being a grocer in Atolia in 1908. CARL L. DUNNELL – ILLINGWORTH & DUNNELL -MINERS SUPPLY STORE. Carl … More >


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NEWSPAPERS

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S. J. HARMLING — TUNGSTEN REVIEW The Tungsten Review was a supplementary paper to the Randsburg Miner, which dealt with the activities of Atolia.  S. J. Harmling purchased it in June of 1916 along with the Randsburg Miner. (See Section 1, Randsburg Newspapers for a more complete history of the publishers and editors who were in charge of this paper.) … More >


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POOLHALLS

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S. J. CAMPBELL — The Randsburg Miner reported in July of 1912 that a person by the name of Campbell had started a pool hall in Atolia. Glenn St. Peters — Tungsten Pool Hall The Golden State Miner reported in November of 1917 that Glenn St. Peters was adding a barber shop to his pool hall.  The 1920 business directory … More >


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RESTAURANTS

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MISS F C. HOFFMAN – ATOLIA RESTAURANT The Atolia Restaurant was located on Main St. in Atolia.  It had two dining rooms, It advertised prompt and courteous service and featured music during meals. BONTON RESTAURANT The Randsburg Miner reported in September of 1915 that the Bonton Restaurant held an opening day dance and supper which was well attended by both … More >


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SPEAKEASYS (BLINDPIGS)

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EDITOR’S NOTE–What Hollywood has led us to  belive is that illegal bars selling liquor were called  “Speakeasy’s”  and the individuals doing this were “Bootleggers” this may have been  the case iin other parts of the country but  here on west coast these establishment were known as “Blindpigs” and those involved  in the budsiness were “Blindpiggers>” J.B.P The station book for … More >


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THEATERS

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KIRK THEATER — The Bakersfield Californian reported in May of 1915 that the first public meeting to be held in Atolia was held at the Kirk Theater to decide to take the necessary steps to make Atolia an incorporated city. The theatre not only served as the local movie house but also as the social gathering spot for the town.  … More >


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AUTO STAGES

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April 25, 1916:  “TAFT-ATOLIA STAGE SERVICE IS STARTED—Taft, April 25 – To care for the increased traffic to Atolia, Kellogg and Hessick, the Taft-Fellows stage owners have installed a three times a week service to and from the mining camp. The stages will leave the Alvord hotel Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7 a.m. returning they will arrive Tuesday, Thursday … More >


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MARRIAGES, DEATHS AND BIRTHS

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MARRIAGES April 6, 1907:  “Last Monday afternoon, in Hotel Beale parlor, Gertrude Schoonmaker and Charles S. Taylor, of Randsburg were united in wedlock, Rev. W. G. Blakely performing the marriage ceremony.  Mrs. Taylor is the daughter of J. L. Nelson, of Peach Springs, and is known and respected by the people of this county for her unblemished character and amiable … More >


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SCHOOL

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September 12, 1911: “THE RANDSBURG SCHOOL opened yesterday with Miss Alice Peter in charge.  Miss Lena Reynolds is in charge at Johannesburg and Miss Alma Roberts at Atolia.”—Bakersfield Morning Echo April 28, 1916: “NEED BIGGER SCHOOL—Atolia’s school will be improved.  It is already overcrowded and another teacher and room will be needed as soon as they can be secured.  The … More >


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OTHER MINES, CLAIMS AND LEASES

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While it is the intention of the Rand Desert Museum to have each claim posted in to the CLAIMS portion of each town this may not happen for some time while the mechanics of the Claims section are worked out.  In the mean time we are posting that information here so that is available to you.  When we get the … More >


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BOWLING ALLEY

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April 28, 1916: “F. T. Cleveland, of Colton, is to put in a ten pin alley. ” –Bakersfield Californian


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HAND BALL COURT

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April 28, 1916: “S. Vignaroll is putting in an electric hand ball court adjoining the pool hall. ” –Bakersfield Californian


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LUMBER YARDS

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April 19, 1916:  ”Everett King of the King Lumber Company, Bakersfield, is here to-day and expects to install a lumber yard here shortly.  The King Company, one of the biggest in Kern County, has plants in different towns in the San Joaquin Valley. ” –Bakersfield


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HIGHGRADERS AND CLAIM JUMPERS

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January 18, 1916: “HIGH GRADER IS ARRESTED AT ATOLIA—Charge Organized Gang Making Clean-up From Rich Ore on Desert. –The war on of the Atolia Mining Company on the high graders, who are declared to be reaping a fortune in the theft of the $3 a pound ore, began yesterday when Clarence Kirk was charged with grand larceny. According to the … More >


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