Mar 23, 2014

Redding Mine No. 10 - Wenonah

Posted by: Naaman

In 1880, Redding Mine, otherwise known as No. 10 in the Wenonah Mining Camp, was opened to allow TCI to haul iron ore out of Red Mountain.

Most of the year the structures are not even visible to the naked eye thanks to the kudzu. However, in the depths of winter, everything dies and turns a nice shade of greyish brown, revealing giant concrete buildings that once housed  operations at Wenonah. 

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16 comments:

  1. I would absolutely love to go exploring with you guys. I love the history of these things. Nothing fascinates me more.

    I do have a question. There is an old cave off Vulcan Trail, very near the NBC complex...leading to some old railroad tracks and a huge underground lake. Any history on that? I would love to know it it's just an old mine shaft, or if it's hiding some of it's history from us.

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  2. That old mine shaft is on private property and probably pretty we'll traveled, though I've never been.

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  3. Honestly I've never seen any private signs or anything, as it's far enough away from the outskirts to be non-inclusive, I guess.

    I'm really interested in what it was, though. I remember reading about the railroad line that ran where Vulcan Trail is now...I know that has something to do with it.

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  4. I've read about its location more than once and in more than one place. Maybe it isn't as well traveled as I think.

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  5. Who should I contact about its history?

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  6. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/al1050.sheet.00001a/resource/

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  7. Oh this is perfect! Whoever you are, thank you so much! :D

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  8. I appreciate the pics of this site in particular. My grandfather worked at this site and always told me stories of this exact area. He always would tell me how it was impossible for me to ever see it because of the dense ivy and kudzu. This has been about 25 yrs ago. Is it possible to visit this area, or is it "off limits"?

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  9. I was free to roam about the larger structures. However, on the top side where the mine and shack are, I was gently asked to leave by some sort of patrol.

    Go in February when the foliage is lowest.

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    1. Thanks! I never believed much in this set!.

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  11. Thanks for the info! Been by 2x now. Not liking the parking options for sure! LOL
    The struggle continues.

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  12. That parking sitch is rough. Best to park by the houses and pray.

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  13. Made a deal w the property owners! I should be here soon. Thanks for your page to help me get started! Your work is awesome!

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