|Title||Children outside abandoned railroad depot, Ravensdale, April 14, 1955 |
|Caption||Two girls play outside the Ravensdale railroad depot. Once a booming mining town of 700 people, the population dropped to about 250 at the time of the dismantling of Ravensdale's No. 2 coal mine in 1955. Trains used to stop three times a day at the big yellow and brown depot. Though the rich McKay coal seam still had enough coal underground for centuries of mining, demand was too low and production costs too high to remain in operation. The mine ceased operations in September 1954. |
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: RAVENSDALE, Wash., Mining town abandoned, Joe Shimmel miner for 50 years, on steps of boarded up company store.|
Caption information source: P-I research files.
Date photograph was published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): April 15, 1955.
|Subjects||Dance halls--Washington (State)--Ravensdale; Railroad tracks--Washington (State)--Ravensdale; Children--Washington (State)--Ravensdale; Abandoned buildings--Washington (State)--Ravensdale |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Ravensdale |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.6629.2 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |