Mining History Association
Annual Conference June 6-9, 2013
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SOCIAL EVENTS (SEE PHOTO GALLERIES BELOW)
(SEE PHOTO GALLERIES BELOW)
Welcoming Reception, DeSoto House Hotel, June 6, 2013
Awards Banquet, DeSoto House Hotel, June 7, 2013
Presidential Luncheon, DeSoto House Hotel, June 8, 2013
TOURS AND FIELD TRIPS Important Notice for Wisconsin Mine and Cave Visitors (5 March 2013)
Important Notice for Wisconsin Mine and Cave Visitors (5 March 2013)
Trolley Tours and Galena Museum, June 9, 2013
Mines of Spain and the Shot Tower, Dubuque, IA., June 6, 2013. (Half-day trip)
Mining Museum and Bevans Mine, Platteville, WI, and the 19th Century lead smelter archaeological site, Potosi, WI, June 7, 2013. (Half-day trip)
Mining Museum and Badger Mine, Shullsburg, WI, and the Cornish Miner’s settlement, Pendarvis, near Mineral Point, WI. June 9, 2013. (Full-day trip with box lunch)
Additional nearby historical/cultural sites of potential interest:
National Brewery Museum and Potosi Brewery
READINGS AND REFERENCES
Allen V. Heyl, Jr., Allen F. Agnew, Erwin J. Lyons, and Charles H. Behre, Jr., “The Geology of the Upper Mississippi Valley Zinc-Lead District,” USGS Professional Paper 309, (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1959). This publication is the "bible" of the Wisconsin/Illinois/Iowa zinc-lead mining district. http://books.google.com/books?id=mKgRAAAAIAAJ
View a gallery of interesting historic Wisconsin mining photos (including other mining districts in the Badger State). www.miningartifacts.org/Wisconsin-Mines.html
John Adelman (ed.), “The Dubuque Shot Tower,” (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2011).
H. Foster Bain, “Zinc and Lead Deposits of the Upper Mississippi Valley,” (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1906).
C. Bradbury, “Crevice Lead-Zinc Deposits of Northwestern Illinois,” Illinois State Geol. Survey, Report of Investigations 210, (Champaign-Urbana: Illinois State Geological Survey, 1959).
G. H. Cox, “Lead and Zinc Deposits of Northwestern Illinois,” Illinois State Geol. Survey, Bulletin No. 21, (Champaign-Urbana: Illinois State Geol. Survey, 1914)
Loren Farrey, “A Tour Guide to the Mines of Lafayette County, Wisconsin,” (Pardeeville, Wisconsin: Farrey Enterprises, 2001).
Ulysses Sherman Grant, “Preliminary Report on the Lead and Zinc Deposits of Southwestern Wisconsin,” Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Bulletin No. IX, (Madison: State of Wisconsin, 1903).
Alan Heyl, et. al, “Geology of the Upper Mississippi Base-Metal District (Revised),” Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Information Circular 16, (Madison: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 1978).
Stanley T. Holland, “A History of Mining In Iowa County, Wisconsin,” (Self published, 1983)
Jim Jewell, “Cornish in America: Linden, Wisconsin,” (Linden, Wisconsin: Cornish Miner Press, 1990).
James A. Lake, “Law and Mineral Wealth: The Legal Profile of the Wisconsin Mining Industry,” (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992).
Carol M. McCernon, “Lead-Mining Towns of Southwest Wisconsin (Images of America),” (Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2008).
R. R. Reynolds, “The Last Bonanza,” (Bloomington, Indiana: Trafford Publishing Co., 2003).
Lawrence A. Roe, “A History of Wisconsin Mining,” (Roeco, 1990).
Joseph Schafer, “The Wisconsin Lead Region,” (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin,1932).
PHOTO GALLERY PAGE 1 of 4
Bob Spude, MHA 2012-13 President, opened the conference and welcomed the attendees to Galena and the Upper Mississippi Zinc and Lead Mining District.
Mark Langenfeld, Co-Chair for the Galena Conference, presented an overview of the meeting and the various venues to be visited on the field trips.
Roger Burt, incoming MHA 2013-14 President, presented “Drill, Baby, Drill,” at the Presidential Luncheon.
PHOTOS FROM THE WELCOMING RECEPTION
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Photo Credits: Mike and Pat Kaas, Susan Canty, Johhny Johnsson