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The town was established in 1902 as a lumber town next to the coal mining town of Barclay. Laquin grew rapidly reaching a population of about 2000 residents. At its peak, the town had a hotel, a school, a depot, town buildings, two churches, mills, several stores, a railroad station, many homes and several other businesses. We have mining machines for crushing, beneficiation, grinding, building materials, and ball pressing. Welcome to consult or purchase.

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