Crowell 001 Don Finley, (in the hat) and his friend Jack Parsons, obtaining water for Josiah Irving Crowell's mine at Chloride Cliff in the Funeral Mountains southwest of Beatty, Nevada. Water is being taken from a well in a canyon east of Chloride Cliff.
Crowell 002 Josiah Irving Crowell's mine at Chloride Cliff in the Funeral Mountains, located southwest of Beatty, Nevada, about 1914. Originally Crowell and his associates lived in dugout dwellings near the mine. The buildings in the foreground are part of what they called "New Camp."
Crowell 003 Construction of the mill at Josiah Irving Crowell's mine at Chloride Cliff in the Funeral Mountains, southwest of Beatty, Nevada. The round machine near the base of the mill is a Lane Mill, which rotated and crushed the ore. All equipment and materials were moved to the building site using horses.
Crowell 004 Horses pulling part of either a compressor or an engine up the trail to Josiah Irving Crowell's mine at Chloride Cliff in the Funeral Mountains, southwest of Beatty, Nevada, probably about 1914. This photograph illustrates the difficulty in moving equipment in the early days in southern Nye County, Nevada.
Crowell 005 Road located near the Oasis Ranch in Fish Lake Valley, Nevada. The automobile is a 1914 Ford purchased by J. Irving Crowell, Jr., for $90. Photo probably taken between 1920 and 1922.
Crowell 006 Christmastime in the dugout dwelling occupied by Josiah Irving Crowell at his Chloride Cliff mine, located in the Funeral Mountains southwest of Beatty, Nevada. Picture taken around 1915, possibly earlier.
Crowell 007 Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad as it crossed the Amargosa River about 8 to 10 miles south of Tecopa, California, around 1915.
Crowell 008 Home of J. Irving Crowell, Jr., and Dorothy Crowell, Beatty, Nevada, 1919. At that time the home was occupied by Crowell's father, Josiah Irving Crowell, who had moved to Beatty from his mine at Chloride Cliff in the Funeral Mountains.
Crowell 009 Surface structures at the Crowell fluorspar mine, located in the Bare Mountains east of Beatty, Nevada; photo taken in 1939 or 1940. The Crowell Fluorspar mine is one of the oldest, if not the oldest continuously operated mines in Nevada. The dump and surface structures belie the mine's extensive underground workings and its long record of production.
Crowell 010 Aftermath of a flood in Beatty, Nevada, showing flood damage and water levels on machinery inside the mill owned and operated by J. Irving Crowell, Jr. The mill is located on property adjoining Crowell's home on Second Street in Beatty. The mill was built to refine ore from the Crowell fluorspar mine. Photo was taken around 1923.