• Creator
  • Ellis, J. Boyd
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1955
  • Description
  • In 1891, the discovery of gold attracted many speculators from the eastern United States to an area in the Cascade Mountains northeast of Everett, Washington. By 1893, their new town of Monte Cristo had a post office, a store, two hotels and several other businesses. There proved to be more galena, silver and lead than gold, and mining activities dropped off by 1910.This photographic postcard, probably made in the 1950s, shows the Monte Cristo... more
    In 1891, the discovery of gold attracted many speculators from the eastern United States to an area in the Cascade Mountains northeast of Everett, Washington. By 1893, their new town of Monte Cristo had a post office, a store, two hotels and several other businesses. There proved to be more galena, silver and lead than gold, and mining activities dropped off by 1910.This photographic postcard, probably made in the 1950s, shows the Monte Cristo Hotel and what little was left of the old mining town. By that time, Monte Cristo had become a summer resort for hunting, fishing and enjoying the mountain scenery. less
  • Format
  • image
    postcard
    photograph
    Scanned from original postcard using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle