LaSalle Mine

The LaSalle Mine begin its life in 1880 as the Tecumseh, a struggling mine south of Osceola that made several failed attempts to mine both the Calumet and Osceola lodes. The mine’s prospects incredibly brightened with its effort at the Kearsarge Lode, where it sunk two shafts near the turn of the century. In 1906 the company re-organized as the LaSalle, a company that also acquired the Caldwell mine to its south. Several years later the new company was bought up by the C&H, which would go on to utilize the property for another decade. The mine closed for good in 1920.

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The LaSalle Powder House

The LaSalle Mine begin its life in 1880 as the Tecumseh, a struggling mine south of Osceola that made several…
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What Was Once Tecumseh No.2

LaSalle No.2, previously known as Tecumseh No.2 The LaSalle Mine was a combination of two older mines – the Tecumseh…
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The No.2 Boiler

While it may of been true that the current hoist foundation we found at LaSalle No.2 was an electric model,…
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LaSalle No.2 – the Leftovers

Before moving on from our exploration of LaSalle No.2 we’ll take one last look at some of the odd’s and…
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Slivers of LaSalle No.1

LaSalle No.1 – otherwise known as Tecumseh No.1 – sits about 1800 feet north of the No.2. While there was…
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One Last Look…

The LaSalle No.1 Rock House – which we didn’t find Unfortunately there was not a large amount of ruins left…
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The Caldwell (p1)

The success of the C&H Mine atop the Calumet Conglomerate attracted a great deal of attention as well as the…
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The Caldwell (p2)

Knowing the location of the Caldwell’s No.1 shaft – otherwise known as the LaSalle No.5 – we had a pretty…
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The Caldwell (p3)

It didn’t take us long to find the Caldwell’s Hoist house, as it was just a few feet from the…