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A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

It’s a great day for a trip to the beach!
Kent’s Rasmussen family thought so too! (date unknown)
Shown is: far left is Julia Rasmussen, next is Carrie Rasmussen-Johnson, 4th over is PO Johnson (husband of Carrie), on the log is Helen Rasmussen, seated on the far right is Malida Rasmussen.

Vacationing at Monte Cristo Mining Town- 1902

Vacationing at Monte Cristo Mining Town- 1902

This photo is from Kent’s Shin family collection of photos. The people are not named, but it is noted on the back where & when it was taken: “At the mouth of the tunnel Monte Cristo, July 16, 1902”

“Monte Cristo became Washington state’s most famous gold and silver mining town of the 1890s. Located in the rugged Cascade Mountains of Washington State in eastern Snohomish County, its mineral resources first were located in 1889. With investment in the mines by a New York syndicate backed by John D. Rockefeller, a railroad was constructed to bring down ore for smelting at the new city of Everett, also a Rockefeller development. Hit by financial disasters during the panics of 1893 and 1907, active mining ended shortly before World War I. In the years since, the site has become a popular destination for thousands of hikers, mountain bikers, climbers, and families fascinated both by the history of the town and its spectacular setting, surrounded by peaks up to 7000′ high in the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness area.”
-The Monte Cristo Preservation Association
( http://mc-pa.org/?page_id=121 )

 

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