Kennedy Gold Mine, Watercolor by Ralph Baker [125069]

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Kennedy Gold Mine, Watercolor by Ralph Baker [125069]
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In the heart of the California Mother Lode is the city of Jackson, home of the Kennedy Gold Mine. In it's heyday, the Kennedy was one of the deepest underground gold mines at nearly 6,000 feet. The Kennedy Mine was prospected in 1860 and the shaft under this head frame intersected the ore zone in 1912. During its lifetime, the mine produced more than $34 million in gold before it closed in 1942. It is one of the tallest head frames still standing in the Mother Lode. Today the Kennedy Mine site offers surface tours (except during the current, Covid-altered reality). Ralph Baker (1908-1976) studied art in the Bay Area and worked as a commercial illustrator for magazines and product labels. He later taught art in the Sonora area. His watercolor works included cityscapes, natural landscapes, and mining scenes such as this one. It has been professionally framed in faux-weathered wood and plexiglas. Finished size is 40-1/2 x 34-1/2 inches with a matte opening of 27-1/4 x 21-1/4 inches. Jackson California