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Letter from C. A. Earle Rinker to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Myers, Goldfield (Nev.), December 21, 1956


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Letter discusses photographs taken in Goldfield during Rinker's years there.

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snv000932. C. A. Earle Rinker Photograph Collection of Goldfield, Nevada. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Anderson, Ind. Dec. 21, 1956 Mr. & Mrs. Bill Myers, Box 4, Trona, Calif. Dear Folks: Enclosed find 21 prints of Goldfield pictures. One of them is a print of Bonnie Claire Mill south of Goldfield. They made two prints of this because I had written on the wrong side of the negative, the name of the mill. The one with the name of mill backwards is the correct picture of mill. The man's name driving the water wagon is Ray Dingman. When the panic came on in 1907 the people I worked for in Goldfield, MacMaster & MacMaster Stock Brokers and wild catters had to cut down their expenses. This firm grubstaked one of their brothers, not connected with their firm, myself and two other men to go prospecting in north part of state and try and locate some claims near some of the new strikes. They bought this span of mules and a covered wagon for us. We drove about 1700 miles with these mules and wagon before returning to Goldfield. So the mules hitched to this water wagon meant something to me. The mules were not as heavy when we returned as we ran out of water many times. We had a water barrel swung between the wheels on each side of wagon for mules and these were not too clean. More than once we had to use water for ourselves from these barrells. Hope these prints will be satisfactory to you. I must have spent a full day digging them out and trying to find the ones that would interest you most. Give my regards to Slim when you see him again. The next time I am thru will try and look him. up. My daughter that took us to your place was in Death Valley again a few weeks ago and supposed she had stopped at your place again. Best wishes to both of you. CAERinker