Mining fluorspar was
hard work when this photo was taken in 1913 at the Asbridge Mines.
Note the tools some of the men are holding: picks, shovels, sledge
hammers, and ramrods. A few are wearing carbide lamps on their
work hats. All are dressed for hard work. The man sitting last
on the right is William Floyd Simpkins, the grandfather of R.
Stanley Simpkins who shares this photo.