These 6 Rare Photos Show Texas’ Mining History Like Never Before
We’ve all heard of Terlingua. It’s the most famous ghost town in Texas, the site of a world-renowned international chili cook-off, and a gateway of sorts to the majestic Big Bend. But a lesser-known topic of conversation is how the city got its start: mining. Mariscal Mine was an integral part of the mercury industry in the United States and contributed significantly to economic growth in our state. You can still visit the ruins today and imagine what life as a miner was like.
Did you know about Mariscal Mine and Terlingua’s history as a mercury town? Check out these photos to see more of Texas ‘back in the day.’
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.