Former Sunshine Miners Find Work in Montana
July 2001 by Associated PressLike almost 200 other Silver Valley miners, Butch Dempsey used to work at the Sunshine Mine in Kellogg. But, along with dozens of the others, he now works for the Columbus, Montana-based Stillwater Mining Co., about 400 miles to the east...
We ask that all who attend this demonstration bring their mining equipment to display and actively talk with the attending public in a courteous fashion about the benefits of suction dredging…
...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.
The year was 1946, the war was over, and we three brothers were working for Douglas Aircraft, in Santa Monica, California. Jim and I had returned to jobs we held before entering the Navy and George was a “new hire,” having just finished a four-year hitch as a Navy Flight Crewman.
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