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April 2nd, 2017 | by BTC News
Nice Mining Pool photos

Some cool mining pool images:

Juniper Valley Park
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"The park takes its name from the Juniper Valley Swamp, which covered an area of about 100 acres from Caldwell Avenue south to Juniper Valley Road. The swamp and surrounding area were blanketed by a thick forest of Juniper and White Cedar trees. Before the site of Juniper Valley Park was improved for recreational purposes, it was used variously as a farm, a cemetery, a source for peat moss, the property of a racketeer, and a garbage dump.

In the early 1930s the City of New York acquired the bog to settle a 5,000 claim in back taxes against the estate of the infamous Arnold Rothstein (1882-1928), who had been accused of fixing the 1919 World Series. Rothstein had purchased land in Middle Village on which he erected 143 flimsy houses with the hope of raising property values. Rejecting proposals to use Rothstein’s "Phantom Village" as the site of a municipal airport or as the site of the Queens civic center, government officials chose instead to develop the land for use as a park. The bog was mined to provide landscaping material for parks and parkways. The land and four adjacent parcels were acquired for park purposes between 1937 and 1949.

From 1941 to 1942, squads of Works Progress Administration workers transformed the barren land into one of Queens’s most beloved parks. Plans called for paths, playgrounds, fences, benches, a wading pool, and a variety of athletic facilties for tennis, paddle tennis, badminton, handball, shuffleboard, ice skating, and bicycling. Baseball and softball fields were built on top of the Department of Sanitation’s former landfill dump. The extensive horticultural program included the planting of 168 new shade trees, 2000 rose bushes, thousands of shrubs, and vast lawn areas."

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Cousin Jacks Pasties
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Image by www78
The development of the large hardrock mines of Grass Valley led to the hiring of professional hardrock miners from the English region of Cornwall. These Cornish miners, who generally had a large pool of family relations (recommendations for new positions would lead to "my cousin, Jack"), soon made up much of the mining workforce in Grass Valley. A large community remains today, and the Grass Valley area is known for its Cornish Pasties, eaten by miners on the way to and from work, its large Cornish Christmas and St. Piran Day celebrations, and the St. Pirans flag that graces many businesses in the area.
Grass Valley, California

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