St. Louis, Oklahoma
A Long Forgotten Mining Community
St. Louis, Oklahoma was later known as Zincville. This community was probably mainly employees of the St. Louis Smelting & Refining Co., one of the biggest mining companies in the Picher lead and zinc mining district. Here is a typical view of life in the Picher mining district in the 1920s. St. Louis was located east of Picher, Oklahoma and was part of a very rich mining region. There are only a few houses and a church left among the rocks and tailing piles.
Mines and mills dot the prairie in this 1920s view of the St. Louis, Ok. mining camp. Photos by Russell Younger, early day Miami photographer.
St. Louis Mining & Smelting Company's mines and mills, St. Louis, Oklahoma.