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Englishtown 2

One of the three ghost towns around New Almaden, Englishtown had at its height a population of 1000 mostly Cornish miners. Period photographs show a well organized hilltop community that included a Methodist church, a company store, mine office, school house, two halls and family cabins.

The town was abandoned when the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Company went bankrupt in 1912. Many of the remaining building were torn down by the CCC in the 1930s, when the area became a training facility for new workers.

Englishtown appears even more decayed compared to when I last visited.

Mine Hill is visible in the background.

New Almaden Quicksilver Park, San Jose, California

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Taken on June 22, 2012