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On Thunder Mountain

Posted on by Robin McRae / Comments Off on On Thunder Mountain

Dan, Grace, and Gold By Robin McRae Photos Courtesy of Robin McRae When my grandfather, Daniel Carrus McRae, arrived in Idaho at the age of sixteen, his lifelong quest for gold began. He died in 1954, when I
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Stalking the Smelters

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Detective Work in the Mountains Story and Photos by Ray Brooks I rose early and arrived by 11 a.m. at the southern gate to Nicholia, which had been a mining and smelting town in the 1880s. It’s now
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Ghosts of Brick and Stone

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Idaho’s Charcoal Kilns By Tom Straka Contemporary photos by Dick Ringelstetter The charcoal kilns of central Idaho’s early mining days described here are accompanied by another story in this issue about the mines, smelters, and charcoal pits connected
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