Working the Belmont Mine Butte, Montana—1953
October 2002 by Bob SchlosserWaiting to go underground in the Belmont Mine in Butte, Montana, I hoped that I didn’t look like a green college kid. I enjoyed watching the ropes run through the sheaves at the top of the head frame as the shaft crew was busy changing over...
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