It was not until the Root blowers were introduced in 1865 that there was some relief from the air problem. Both the air and water increased in heat and foulness with depth, and in this early period more men died from extreme heat and foul air ... A drift was run to drain the nearby Central and Ophir mines.39 In 1862 the Cedar Hill Tunnel and Mining Company undertook a similar work, but after tunnelinganbsp;...
|Title||:||The story of the water supply for the Comstock|
|Author||:||Hugh A. Shamberger, Nevada. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources|