As we were driving through Eureka today we noticed this strange looking wood structure. Michelle stares at it and asked, "What is that?" I tried to act intelligent and gave her a quick answer but then I had to admit that I really didn't know what it was. Since we were going to be passing by this place again Michelle suggested that we stop and investigate.
It turns out that this place was actually quite important at one time. This wooden structure was the point of entry for a substantial mine. All the people, donkey and mining carts were hoisted into and out of the mine on this frame. The mine went down around 3,000 feet. Today, this is all that is left of the mining operation that lasted from the late 1890's to the early 1960's