Osceola

“With the discovery and development of the Osceola Amygdaloid lode, the fledging mining company of the same name quickly became successful. By 1880 the company had sunk four shafts, and a stable work force had become a necessity. Along the narrow dirt road leading to the mine, the company constructed a row of log houses that would be used to house workers and their families. As the mine grew, so did the number of houses. Soon a second and third street was laid across the location, and dozens of new houses were built, including more opulent houses for mine captains and agents. With families came children, and the company added a school. Within a generation, the mining location of Osceola had grown from a few houses and families, to a bustling village of over 1500.”

An Abandoned Osceola Location

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The South Hecla Shafts and Mineral Range Roundhouse – as seen from atop the Osceola No.1 Conglomerate shaft house The Osceola Mine began its illustrious life with a desperate attempt to reap the riches of the great Calumet Conglomerate Lode ... More »

A Town Is Born

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the Osceola Depot With the discovery and development of the Osceola Amygdaloid lode, the fledging mining company of the same name quickly became successful. By 1880 the company had sunk four shafts, and a stable work force had become a ... More »

Osceola Revisited

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a piece of foundation we thought might have been the Osceola Depot. But is it? The Osceola Mine struck fortune with the discovery of the Osceola Amygdaloid lode in 1877, just to the southeast of C&H’s Hecla Mine. The three ... More »