Holbrooke Hotel - Union Mine

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Holbrooke Hotel Dinner & Empire Mine Tour
Grass Valley, CA
May 13 & 14, 2016

Club Host - Susan & Marty Keylon

Photos by Vicki Braithwaite, Marty Keylon, & Ron Niemi



It's an old time hotel, with lots of charm



"Daryl sucking down a cool one" - per the photographer



Is Barbara taking orders?



Happy crowd waiting to order



Drinks have been served



Daryl seems to like that glass



Toast Niemi!   Hi Les



Tom, Gary, Barbara & Dick

On to the Mine the next day



Hard Rock mining



Getting ready to play miner



Covering Les's ZO6 from the camera



The door to the right is the entrance to a huge maze - don't get lost



Vicki & Tom



Ron & Sherry



Susan



Susan found Marty



The less said about this picture the better



Dick with Marty & Susan



Tom & Vicki



Where are your picks guys?



This part of the site is a lot nicer looking



Kind of puts the Preston Castle we recently visited to shame



But this was a money making outfit, unlike Preston



Plenty of roses to scratch you



Mine machinery



Ore car, the mules pulled trains of these



Large oven



Unused mine machines



The guys and Barb seem to be hiding a donkey engine



This is serious stuff



Hard work



Poor mules spent their entire lives underground



This is a model of the mine with all its shafts shown



Stairs for the visitors



Tunnel



Ron, Pat, Susan



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