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July 2014

New Almaden QuickSilver Mine Labor History Tour

When: Saturday, July 26 2014 @ 10:00 AM - - 02:00PM
Where: San Jose, CA 95120
21350 Almaden Road
San Jose, CA 95120
Description: Named for the once-famous mercury mine in Almaden, Spain, mining operations near San Jose began in 1845 after Mexican Army Captain Andres Castillero discovered the red cinnabar rock that Ohlone Native Americans were using to make paint. In addition to formidable mining equipment such as the great rotary furnace, the mine developed two separate residential areas- English Camp for the Cornish miners, and Spanish Camp for miners brought from Mexico and Chile.

By special arrangement with Santa Clara County Parks, the tour will emphasize economic and labor history, will include contributions from LaborFest, and will cover the considerable distances between sights by van.

Tickets $15 purchased in advance. Box lunch included. Limited to 18, so purchase reservations early by emailing the San Jose Peace and Justice Center: or call 408-297-2299 to reserve seating and carpools.

This event is sponsored by San Jose Peace and Justice Center

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