This early view of the Imperial mine lists it as being at or near Quapaw, Oklahoma. A 1958 underground mine map shows the mine located about 3/4 mile west of Quapaw. There was very little mined out area and it is presumed that the mine was a failure. Photo copy received at permission of owner who later sold the picture to another party. Holt Drug Store at Quapaw, Oklahoma during the 1920s. The man behind the counter is Dan Holt and his wife, Ida, is talking to a man near the center of the picture. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Iker.
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Ontario smelter was located between Quapaw and Hockerville and was an early refiner of zinc ore. The dates of operation are not known.