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New Almaden History Tour
September 20, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Almaden History Tour. The SCVMTFC will tour to NewAlmaden to view historic homes, significant buildings, and mining apparatus. NewAlmaden was established around 1845 when cinnabar was discovered in thesurrounding hills. Cinnabar is processed into quicksilver (mercury) which is essential inthe extraction of gold and silver. We will gather at 9:30 am in the parking lot behind theShell Station (Almaden Expy and Blossom Hill Rd) and leave at 10:00 am. The tour willbring us by many of the homes of the early mining managers and key engineers. Therewill be a stop at the Casa Grande for a photo op of our vehicles. At the AlmadenQuicksilver County Park we will view a number of mining artifacts. There are also publicrestrooms (actually potta-potties) here. And finally, we will travel over the perfect ModelT road called Bertram Road on our way back home (or lunch on your way home). Ahandout with more information will be provided at the beginning of the tour. If you wouldlike to attend, contact Allan Greenberg at (408)997-0879 or [email protected]