Eastern Mojave Vegetation Landmark for Owens Lake Silver-Lead Furnace.  
 

 

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  Owens Lake Silver-Lead Furnace, Inyo County, California
Photograph taken July 16, 2005.

Owens Lake Silver-Lead Furnace

The Owens Lake Silver-Lead furnace and mill was built here by Col. Sherman Stevens in 1869 and used until March 1874. James Brady assumed its operation in 1870 for the Silver-Lead Company and built the town of Swansea. During the next five years the output of this furnace and another at Cerro Gordo was around 150 bars of silver every 24 hours, each weighing 83 pounds.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 752

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Eastern California Museum Association. November 5, 1961.

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