National Geographic : 1947 May
The Tiny Mountain Town of Lead Stands on Top of Homestake Gold Mine, RichestTreasure House inAmerica Beneath the mine buildings at left, elevators descend nearly a mile. At right, parts of the town have caved in, buildings and all, because of old excavations beneath. To build a baseball diamond in this rugged terrain, a mountaintop had to be sliced off. Everybody here, directly or indirectly, makes his living from the gold mine's opera tions (pages 557, 574). Historic Deadwood, once also a rich gold camp, lies a few miles down the canyon (page 555).