Fremont Mine Headframe

I have never seen a headframe so twisted, mangled and distorted. I really wonder how this happened, to much load, wind, who knows? The claim is composed of several mines with works beginning in the 1850’s and a main shaft 3000′ deep. Once home to a 40 stamp mill the operation ceased in 1925. A nice drive by but we didn’t get out and explore the property.

The headframe can be seen from Google Street View from New Chicago Road. An unnamed marker sits roadside near the headframe but I couldn’t find any history on the death here.