Walter Brandis Grant County, New Mexico

Walter Brandis, identified with mining operations in the vicinity of Pinos Altos, was born in Sherman, Texas, in 1874, and has been a resident of New Mexico since 1879, the journey being made by wagon to Silver City. In 1891 he came to Pinos Altos and began learning the trade of a mill hand, working in the quartz mills in this camp. In 1902 the firm of Brandis & Company leased the mammoth mill at Pinos Altos from the Golden Giant Mining Company, and as head of the present firm Mr. Brandis has since been conducting this industrial enterprise, operating a ten-stamp mill. He also leased the Kept Woman mine, located above Pinos Altos, and controls its output. It has now been in his possession for about three months, and when he has it opened up will furnish thirty tons every twenty-four hours. Aside from its output he mills the output of other mines in this camp and is thus closely associated with the mining interests of this portion of the Territory.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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