✯ Yankee Girl Mine, Red Mountain Mining District, Colorado, USA. In 1882, a prospector stumbled over a rock of galena on Red Mountain (galena deposits contain significant amounts of silver), and thus began a very profitable career. The Yankee Girl mine became one of the most profitable mines in the history of silver mining in the United States. At its height, Yankee Girl produced 10 tons of ore on a daily basis. 250 pounds of this was carted out by 75 mules every day.
10 Amazing Waterfalls Within Reach - CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK An hour's drive from Greenville, S.C.; less than two hours' drive from Charlotte, N.C. An easy stroll of less than a mile takes hikers to the base of the 400-foot-high Hickory Nut Falls. If you are in the mood for some real exercise, take one of the park's more strenuous trails up to a high point for panoramic views of this amazing landscape. Best time to visit: Year-round, but the views in fall are especially stunning.