5 in HIGH x 7 in WIDE
(12.70 cm HIGH x 17.78 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers.

Bacl of photo: June 19, 1930 Mitchell Shaft. Captionf from back of photo: "'Holing through' of the last few feet of the Coast Range tunnels of the Hetch Hetchy water system today presaged the end of five small but thriving communities of workers which have sprung up in the hills south of Livermore. When work is finally comleted a few months hence villages at the heads of the five tunnel shafts will be abandoned and become 'ghost towns.' At upper left is shown all that is left ot Tesla, 3 years ago the center of Alameda County's coal mining industry, now without a single inhabitant. Another famous abandoned town of the region is Carnegie, just over the line in San Joaquin County. At upper right is shown the buildings clustered around Michell shaft. In the center is a maa showing where the final tunnel blast opened the 28-mile tunnel system, and below is a view of the town and heading of Mocho shaft. The blast took place approximately halfway between the Mocho and Michell shafts. Tribune photos Trib D Jan 5, 1934" This is a photo of a group of 12 buildings in a narrow ravine with the entrance to the shaft at the far end of the ravine (top of photo). Eleven of the buildings appear to be one-room shacks with a pipe sticking out of the roof. They are constructed of wide wooden planks, including the roofs. the smaller buildings face one another with a narrow path between them. he ravine's steep sides are in back of these smaller buildings. Two larger buildings are at tje bottom of the photo: one has a small building to the left of it, has two small white cans behind it and a tree. Beside that building, right side missle, is a building with an extension in back. . There are many trees on one side of the ravine while the other side is sparce. There are no maps included with this photo.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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