Electricity once pulsed through these metal posts, on through the barbed wire.
I wonder, was this to keep the working miners in, the public out, or to defend against riots during turmoil in the labor unions?
I’m guessing all three were valid uses during the mining heyday.
The photograph was taken at the Lexington Mine at the top of Main Street. The North and West sides of the mine have an old wooden fence complete with these electricity contraptions on the fence.
The Lexington Mine on North Main Street Walkerville/Butte – Photo by Lisa Wareham
The orange trees climb out of the mine, up and above the old electric fence at the Lexington Mine – Photo by Lisa Wareham
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