Russell Steele lived in Cobalt from 1949-1952 and 1956-1957 with his father Burt, mother Margaret, and brothers Bob and Ron. He wrote a book about his life, Cobalt: Legacy of the Blackbird Mine. Russell is a broadband consultant, freelance writer, and blogger.
A Summer at the Blackbird Mine By Russell Steele In the rear view mirror I could see my new hard hat, just a shiny reflection in the damp dust on the narrow haul road. It was the first day for … Continue reading →
A Mine, Memories, and Electric Cars By Russell Steele Last August, my wife Ellen and I joined our longtime Salmon friends, Bob and Alberta Wiederrick, for a rock-hunting expedition that would be capped with a view of the total solar … Continue reading →