Postcard with early views of the silver mining boomtown of Cobalt in Northern Ontario. Dirt streets, no sidewalks…
Signs…’Sweet Caporal’, ‘(IMP)ERIAL BANK Of Canada),…
VIEWS OF COBALT, ONT.
Published by Lake & Lewis.
...a week first snow for make some money with my sled. the time dont go to kowik becose old body work and make more money there when france..
Postmarked COBALT OC 22 07 ONT. , sent to France
Lightly colorized bottom 2 images.
Crease LL corner, wear left side, small crease LR/UL corner.
The Cobalt silver rush started in 1903 when huge veins of silver were discovered by workers on the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway (T&NO) near the Mile 103 post. By 1905 a full-scale silver rush was underway, and the town of Cobalt, Ontario sprang up to serve as its hub. By 1908 Cobalt produced 9% of the world's silver, and in 1911 produced 31,507,791 ounces of silver. However, the good ore ran out fairly rapidly, and most of the mines were closed by the 1930s. There were several small revivals over the years, notably in World War II and again in the 1950s, but both petered out and today there is no active mining in the area. In total, the Cobalt area mines produced 460 million ounces of silver.