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One of our newest collections is perfect for study on mining towns, western emigration, and the Old West. The Annie L. Jobs Photograph Album. This album features photographs of Flint, Idaho. Flint was a mining town with a population of fifteen hundred in Owyhee County, Idaho run by the Flint, Idaho Mining Company during the 1880s and 1890s. Native Americans from the surrounding area often made incursions into camp, and eventually the United States Calvary was called in to prevent further disturbances. Today, Flint is a ghost town with only a few buildings still standing.
Compiled by Annie L. Jobs (possibly the wife of Thomas A. Jobs, Esquire) in 1886 and 1887, the scrapbook is a rich resource for the study of mining town life in the Old West. Jobs' scrapbook features photographs of camp holiday celebrations, miner tents and dwellings, the town mill, the boarding house, other camp buildings, surrounding scenery, and much more. Jobs meticulously describes each photograph and lists the names of individuals in the photograph, including the intriguing "Professor Duff."