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Green Butte Copper Company, McCarthy Creek 12 miles Northeast of McCarthy, McCarthy, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AK



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HB4154
Aerial View, Looking Southwest

HB4155
Aerial View Of Upper Camp

HB4156
View Of Lower Camp, Showing Shed, Bathhouse, And Bunkhouse

HB4157
View Of Upper Camp, Showing Portal Shed From Above

HB4158
Panorama View From Upper Camp Above Bunkhouse

HB4159
Panorama View From Upper Camp, Down Mccarthy Creek, From The High Tunnel


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Location
McCarthy Creek 12 miles Northeast of McCarthy, McCarthy vicinity, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AK-9
Building/structure dates: 1925 initial construction
Significance: Originally staked by John Barrett, mine promoter and town father of McCarthy, this site is representative of the copper camps that sprung up near the productive Kennecott mine during the high metal market prices of World War I and the speculative 1920s. From 1922 to 1925, a few carloads of copper were extracted and, in 1926, the owners ceased production. Many artifacts and machinery remain in place because the site is remote and inaccessible, giving the appearance that the owners just closed the doors, intending to return the next season.

Subjects
Wooden Buildings
Work Camps
Mine Buildings


Related Names
Green Butte Copper Company
Barrett, John
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Faulkner, Sandra M., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
2. AERIAL VIEW OF UPPER CAMP
3. VIEW OF LOWER CAMP, SHOWING SHED, BATHHOUSE, AND BUNKHOUSE
4. VIEW OF UPPER CAMP, SHOWING PORTAL SHED FROM ABOVE
5. PANORAMA VIEW FROM UPPER CAMP ABOVE BUNKHOUSE
6. PANORAMA VIEW FROM UPPER CAMP, DOWN McCARTHY CREEK, FROM THE HIGH TUNNEL


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