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truckin' past the democrat

A log truck hauling from a burn sale idles past what is now the Union Democrat (newspaper) Building.

 

Back in 1967 when the building housed the Bank of America, a loaded ten-wheel dump truck sank slowly through the roadway immediately to the rear of where the log dolly is pictured. The truck's back wheels sank all the way to the bottom of the tunnel under the street that runs the length of the town.

 

The tunnel used to connect the "Big Bonanza Mine", located where the high school now stands, with what is now the "Lime Kiln". A couple of vertical shafts from Big Bonanza used to exit in our back yard, but they have long since been filled in with reenforced concrete plugs.

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Taken on December 1, 2006