Andrews Mine, blower
The Andrews Mine was an underground lead zinc mine near Shullsburg, Wisconsin operated by the Cuba Mining Company. Lead zinc ores were discovered in the upper Mississippi River Valley region, which included southwestern Wisconsin, in the 1820s. Shullsburg was settled as a lead mining town at this time. Many of Shullsburg's lead zinc mines operated through the 1940s and the last mine closed in the 1970s.