The day before I left for my home in east Texas for Christmas break a friend of mine an I went out to Picher, Oklahoma. We are working on a photo book about the history of this city in relation to the mining part of the city. In the 20's Picher, Oklahoma was a mining city for lead and zinc. Eventually the lead and zinc got into the water. Always a bad thing. Also, because of the mining sink holes started opening up all over the city.
This once 40,000 person town has dwindled to barely 100 people. My friend Neal and I have started out to document the sights in this city. Neal has done most of the work thus far. But here is a preview of what might end up in our book.
There are a few more at flickr If you want to see those too.