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Vanadium Corporation of America (VCA) Naturita Mill, Mechanic Shed, 3 miles Northwest of Naturita, between Highway 141, Naturita, Montrose County, CO



B&W Photos

HB235379
View To East, Front And Side.

HB235380
View To West, Rear And Side.

HB235381
Interior, South View.


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Item Title


Location
between Highway 141, Naturita vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-81-K
Building/structure dates: 1960 initial construction
Significance: Built in 1960-61, the Mechanic's Shed was used by the VCA as a supply facility where miners could obtain mining equipment. VCA ordered mining equipment from supply houses in Grand Junction and Salt Lake City, and sold it here for 10% over their cost. At that margin, VCA did not profit from these sales. By offering mining equipment at slightly over wholesale prices, however, the company did encourage mining activity, and thereby benefit in the long run.

Subjects
Sheds


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW TO EAST, FRONT AND SIDE.
2. VIEW TO WEST, REAR AND SIDE.
3. INTERIOR, SOUTH VIEW.


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