OTHER JOBURG MINES

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JOHANNESBURG GOLD MINING COMPANY October 18, 1897: “JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 16—(Regular Correspondence.) William McEwen returned from Los Angeles this week and. reported the forming of a new company to work mines in this district. The name of the company is the Johannesburg Gold Mining Company, and it is incorporated under the laws of Arizona with- a capital of $1,000,000. The incorporators … More >


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GOLF COURSE

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"Four"

Golf was an essential form of entertainment to the more refined element in the Rand Mining District.  While the laborers had the saloons in which to socialize the mine owners, engineers, ministers, business men, and their wives needed a more respectable place to meet.  To fulfill that need a 9 hole golf course was developed in Johannesburg in the late … More >


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BASEBALL TEAM

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"Take Me Out To The Ballgame."

  Baseball, America’s favorite sportwas played in all towns in America. Before the advent of television it was one of the major sources of entertainment for all residents. Each small town had their own team and if the population of the town dwindled so that a town could not field a team it would combine with another town, as did … More >


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JOHANNESBURG SCHOOLS

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"School's Out, School's Out, Someone Locked the Teacher Out"

Over the years Johannesburg has had three school buildings.  Although most of the earliest photos are of the interior of the school house the one on the right is an exterior view and is identified as circa 1900.  This school was located on east end of Piute Ave. between St. Elmo and  Pico.   In the Township Photo of 1900 it appears to be … More >


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WATER COMPANY

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"Water for horses cost ten cents a bucket and water for men-- well, men don't drink water in that town." - D. A. Hufford

JOHANNESBURG MILLING AND WATER CO. ( MOUNTAIN VIEW WATER COMPANY ) J. D. Browne filed an application in the office of Surveyor-General on the 24thday of June, 1896 to purchase a school section which consisted of the east one-half of sec. 36, and on November 9, 1896, a certificate of purchase, No. 13,687, was issued to him.  Browne, who was … More >


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ORE SAMPLING AND BUYING COMPANY

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March 23, 1901:  “Sampling works will, according to the Randsburg Miner, be put up in Johannesburg by the Ore Sampling and Buying Company.”  —  S. F. Call


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CELEBRATIONS

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"Prize to go to the Homeliest Single Woman present, between the ages of 20 and 50."

1949: MARCIA WYNN: “Blasting powder was always a favorite means of celebrating such special events as the Fourth and the receipt of good news. During the Spanish American war it was used as “salutes” to celebrate any good tidings coming into the mining country, whether it was over in Kernville, in the mountains nearby, or in Randsburg. Anvil salutes, they … More >


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ROADS

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October 30, 1897:  “The Johannesburg Reduction works, the Water Company, and several private individuals interested have contributed the necessary funds to make a good road connecting the Stringer district with Johannesburg. – The Herald


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MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, DEATHS

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MARRIAGES November 23, 1897:  “Edmund Bryden of the Little Butte mine and Miss Belle Canawan of Ontario were married at that place November 17. The groom has built and furnished a cottage on Johannesburg Avenue and the happy couple is expected to arrive and take possession today. ” – San Francisco Call BIRTHS February 20, 1898: “ A daughter was … More >


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Neil McLain

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June 16 1898:  “Neil McLaln, the freighter who has the contract for hauling the Rand ore, has leased the Commercial hotel and corral at this place and has moved his seventy head of stock from Garlock here.” – The Herald


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FOOTBALL

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January 09, 1898:  “The Johannesburg team won in the football game played last Saturday between the Randsburg and Johannesburg teams. A practice game will be played next Sunday afternoon, and a match game is in contemplation for the 15th.” – The Herald ( See Randsburg/Township/Football for story of the January 1,  1898 game between Johannesburg and Randsburg )


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JOHANNESBURG CLAIMS – SECTION KEY MAP

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SECTION BK-25

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MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION BK-25 BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Cleveland Taylor, 1925 and Troxel & Morton, 1962. GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Shepard, Wheeler & Rhodes, 1897. Where claims straddle two Sections, we’ve put the text in the Section using up the most real estate. For the purposes of organizing the mountain … More >


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SECTION BS-30

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MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION BS-30 BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Cleveland Taylor, 1925 and Troxel & Morton, 1962. GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Shepard, Wheeler & Rhodes, 1897. Where claims straddle two Sections, we’ve put the text in the Section using up the most real estate. For the purposes of organizing the mountain … More >


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SECTION CK-36

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MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION CK-36 BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Cleveland Taylor, 1925 and Troxel & Morton, 1962. GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Shepard, Wheeler & Rhodes, 1897. Where claims straddle two Sections, we’ve put the text in the Section using up the most real estate. For the purposes of organizing the mountain … More >


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SECTION CS-31

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  MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION CS-31 BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Cleveland Taylor, 1925 and Troxel & Morton, 1962. GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Shepard, Wheeler & Rhodes, 1897. Where claims straddle two Sections, we’ve put the text in the Section using up the most real estate. For the purposes of organizing the … More >


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DOCTORS, LAWYERS, REAL ESTATE AGENTS AND OTHER SHYSTERS

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C. L. HANSON — REAL ESTATE December 19, 1897:  “Johannesburg – C. L. Hanson, late of Los Angeles, has opened a real estate and mining brokerage office in the bank building.”  The Herald ( Researchers note:  This is the only mention found of  Bank or Bank  Building in Johannesburg at this early date. In 1922 a bank was established which … More >


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KIRK & KING

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April 19, 1916:  “Johannesburg is to have another tungsten mill according to the plans of Kirk and King of Atolia, who have taken possession of an old warehouse and are changing it to a reduction plant.  The equipment is to consist of a Dennis concentrator, and slimer and a Wheeling crusher.  G. W. Dennis of Illinois is here to install … More >


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