• Davis Pyrite Mine. Rowe, MA

    By Cartographer: James | Mapper: James

    42.680778 N, -72.869 E

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    Capture date: 2013-03-01

    Publication date: 2014-04-03

    License: Public Domain


    Davis, Massachusetts is the abandoned location of the Davis Pyrite Mine. Once the largest iron pyrite-mine in Massachusetts, Davis grew to be a decent sized mining village at the beginnings of the Second Industrial Revolution (1870–1915). But, in 1911, a non-fatal collapse of the mine due to “poor mining practices” ended the nearly 30-year run. By 1937, the mining camp had faded, and all that remained were a blacksmith shop and about 150 cellar holes. The abandoned mining village is located in the Town of Rowe, in Franklin County, about three miles north of Charlemont and two miles south-southeast of Rowe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis,_Massachusetts


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