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Catalog Number 2006.044.0008
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description A photograph of the buildings of Happy Hollow that stood on a hillside across the lower end of the mine dump from the mine. Note particularly the little house in the middle with the white painted frames. It was the home to which Louis Tostovernik took his bride before they moved out to live at the Foster Mine. Second left from Tostovernik's was the Joe Lawrence home, where some of the family (especially Maggie, who was mother to the younger children) so often sat on the bench in front. These two houses, the toilet for Bart Yrella 's saloon and a couple more around the bend are all that remains of those in Happy Hollow. Note the barren hillside and ridge where trees seem to have appeared from nowhere. The once well-traveled trails can still be distiguished, today. - Ald. - p. 10

Happy Hollow, Then.
This is an area in the upper part of Aldridge, where the residents were of mixed nationalities - predominately Austrian, Italian and Welch. The name seems to have been applied because of the jolly good times therein, wedding dances sometimes lasting three days at any of the several saloons. - 60mi p.41

Photographer Bill Whithorn
Title Happy Hollow, Then
Collection Whithorn Collection