These 11 Rare Photos Show Southern California’s Mining History Like Never Before

In the 1800s and early 1900s, Southern California was home to many booming mining towns that brought people here from all over the country who were on a quest to strike it rich or just searching for a job with a mining company that could help pay the bills. Here’s a rare look at SoCal during that time — it’s incredible to see how much has changed.

What unique images that capture part of Southern California’s history. If you love vintage photos of SoCal, then take a look at these images from SoCal during World War II or these photos of SoCal during the Great Depression. It’s quite a step back in time.