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Laborfest: Tour of Quicksilver Mine
Date Saturday July 23
Time 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum, Casa Grande, 21350 Almaden Road, San Jose
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorLaborfest
New Almaden Quicksilver Mine - Labor History Tour
Meet at the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum, Casa Grande, 21350 Almaden Road, San Jose

Where did the San Jose Mercury News get its name? From the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine south of San Jose which during its heyday was the richest and most productive mercury mine in the United States.

By special arrangement with Santa Clara County Parks, the tour will emphasize economic and labor history, and will cover the considerable distances between sites by van.
Tickets: $15, must be purchased in advance. Total tickets limited to 16
Please bring your own lunch.
To make your reservation:
E-mail to laborfest [at] sanjosepeace.org
We will contact you back to confirm your reservation.
Then mail or deliver a check ($15/person) to the San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 South 7th St., San Jose, CA 95112
For more info: call SJ Peace & Justice Center 408-297-2299 or call LaborFest 415-642-8066
For info on the museum, call Quicksilver Mining Museum: (408) 323-1107
Direction:
From Highway 85 take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden Road. Turn right and proceed 2.5 miles west to the town of New Almaden. Casa Grande (and the museum) will be on your left.
From Highway 880 take 101 south to 280 north (toward San Francisco). Exit 280 at Hwy. 87 (Guadalupe Parkway) south. Exit Hwy. 87 at Almaden Expressway south (to the right). Proceed about 8 miles to Almaden Road. Turn right and proceed 2.5 miles to the town of New Almaden.
See also:
https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/pages/almaden-quicksilver-mining-museum.aspx
http://www.laborfest.net/2016/2016schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 21st, 2016 6:23 AM

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