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9-Eagle Mountain 2002

My dad Rudy Hooper worked here in the late 60s and early 70s. My sisters Maureen and Karin or I would go with him for a week during the summer and hang out. One family that we knew was the Stouts, mainly because they were Dutch/Indonesian also. Roy.
Kaiser Steel ceased operations at Eagle Mountain in 1983 and was turned into an adult correctional facility in 1988. It is now in the motions of being shut down by June 30, 2002 because of the budget: It cost $4.7 million a year to operate the Eagle Mountain facility and there is a push by several California counties to use the old Kaiser mine as a landfill. Most of the houses have been boarded up and there are about 5 streets with houses that are occupied. The prison’s 90 employees and their families make up most of the town’s 250 residents. I tried finding the bowling alley but just couldn't locate it. The alley was the place where us kids hung out on the hot summer nights while our dads were working in the mine.
Visit Eagle Mountain High School. STOP THE EAGLE MOUNTAIN DUMP. Back to my site RoyHooper.com.
Visit the Eagle Mountain Family Trees page started by Larry. Password is "kaisersteel".
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Living quarters
Living quarters
Anyone know the date of this photo?  Ariel shot submitted by Patty Doss Koning
Anyone know the date of this photo? Ariel shot submitted by Patty Doss Koning
Lay out as of April 2002
Lay out as of April 2002
Satellite image-Unknown year
Satellite image-Unknown year
Street map. Yahoo 2002
Street map. Yahoo 2002
A detailed map
A detailed map
1-Desert Center
1-Desert Center
2-entrance
2-entrance
3-kaiser road just south of the town
3-kaiser road just south of the town
4-kaiser sign
4-kaiser sign
5-kaiser office
5-kaiser office
6-mine
6-mine
7-mine 1
7-mine 1
8-mine 2
8-mine 2
9-mine 3
9-mine 3
10-mine 4
10-mine 4
11-Rec Hall Before and After
11-Rec Hall Before and After
11a- Rec Hall
11a- Rec Hall
11b-Rec Hall 1980.  Photo submitted by Luis Arellano
11b-Rec Hall 1980. Photo submitted by Luis Arellano
12-houses that are occupied on the north side of Yucca Dr.
12-houses that are occupied on the north side of Yucca Dr.
13-houses that are boarded up on the south side of Yucca Dr.
13-houses that are boarded up on the south side of Yucca Dr.
14-This school is closed but there is another one in use
14-This school is closed but there is another one in use
15-the school actually had a football field with lights
15-the school actually had a football field with lights