the Motherlode is a historical site focussing on the significant history
of the town of Wells and it's main industry...hard rock mining. The
site is comprised of six sections:
the Motherlode: A history of mining companies, individuals, tools,
law and techniques.
Corner:This section sets out the curriculum and learning outcomes
as they apply to each grade and has resources for teachers to prepare
their lessons and visits to Wells.
Corner:Games and exercises for students of all ages.
the Town: A virtual town tour describing sites and buildings of
interest. This section also includes images of each building.
and the World: Summary of the effects of World War II and the
Great Depression on the community of Wells.
Towns: Wells as a unique company town.
Wells Archives: Photographic Gallery of Wells as it was during it's
economic boom in the 1930's and 40's.
Life: This section outlines the leisure and entertainment that
existed in the community of Wells.
addition there is a site map where you can
look up any and every page on the site, a resource
section including a glossary of mining terms and a bibliography
if you wish to research further into the history of Wells and a team
page where you can see who sponsored and created this web site.
the side bar each section is listed with it's sub-sections to choose
from along with options to navigate through including maps of the
area, other sites to link to, a help page for technical assistance
and relevant timelines.
your visit to Mining the Motherlode...