Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years before he became Commandante of the Fort of Sainte Genevieve and The King of Spain made him Don Francois Valle for saving their Fort San Carlos (now St. Louis).
270 years later as The Valle Mining Company, his 4000+ acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 14,000 tons of oxygen, enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
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Valles Mines Smelter Chimney
This smelter chimney has recently fallen down in part.
This picture thanks to bwarner
If you want to see the rest of the 1904 album it is currently available (As of 12-2006) at the Webshots address shown here. I could not get to the picture directly but I could when I searched for "Valles Mines Scotch Eye Furnace".
ATTENTION Mining Families:
You can also get to this album of Southeast Missouri Mining Operations at http://news.webshots.com/album/67138687qjkiIb

I googled it like this
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