April 27, 2022
This week's Looking Back photo is the property of Marie (Ahrens) Mindrup of Alhambra. It shows the company houses at DeCamp Mine. Marie lived in the farmhouse on DeCamp Road nearest the mine until 1959. She said some remnants of the mine operation were still there when she was a young girl.
DeCamp Mine and the village that popped up around it was located south of Staunton, off of State Route 4 on DeCamp Road. The houses shown above were occupied by miners and their families. The village also had a store, tavern, boarding house, and church. The Riddel Store was converted to a private resid...