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Smeltertown historical photos
Date: 2/4/2009 Album ID: 685168
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03/12/1972 UNIDENTIFIED
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05/20/1969 BRUSH AND TANGLES of barbwire and mesquite to be removed by cemetery restoration workers.
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11/04/1957 - SOME OF THESE BUILDINGS WILL GO - A widening of Highway 80-A will cut a swath through these buildings in Smeltertown.
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07/21/1970 - Splintery wooden crosses stand starkly outlined against the sky.
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07/21/970 The ASARCO smokestack looms above the graveyard like another marker.
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07/21/1970 - The gates t Smelter Cemetery open wide to a quiet timeless world.
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07/27/1979 An old wooden cross, broken from the gravestone, lies decaying on the ground.
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CENTERS OF CONTROVERSY 3/26/1972  The 828-foot center of stack of the American Smelting and Refining Co looms high above Smeltertown in West El Paso.
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01/22/1973 - SMELTERTOWN LAST WORD - Residents of Smeltertown on west Paisano drive who were forced to move by land owners following the City's law suit against American Smelting and Refining Co. left their sentiments painted on the walls of buildings being torn down. Sign says, We don't like you Mayor Williams and Rosenblum. Dr. Bernard Rosenblum is director of the City-County Health Department.
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03/27/1972 - LEAD POISONING TEST - Dr. Julian Chisholm, of John Hopkins University, examines Ruben Regaldo, 3,  who lives in the Old Ft. Bliss area south of Smeltertown during testing of children which started today at the Buena Vista City-County Health Clinci in the Upper Valley.
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03/30/1972 - GETTING UNDER HIS SKIN - Dr. George Gelbach, an epidemiologist from Atlanta, Ga., prepares a very calm young patient for a blood test. The brave young man is one of 500 children being tested for blood lead poisoning by a special team of experts from the U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare.
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03/27/1972 - LEAD POISONING TEST - Dr. Julian Chisholm, of John Hopkins University, examines Ruben Regaldo, 3,  who lives in the Old Ft. Bliss area south of Smeltertown during testing of children which started today at the Buena Vista City-County Health Clinic in the Upper Valley.
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