This project remodels oral history papers I wrote for a folklore class and an honors geology class in 1978. I recorded my grandfather telling about mining in Idaho’s Seven Devils Mountains along the Snake River in Hells Canyon in about 1927. He gave me photos of the mines, hauling equipment up the steep narrow road, my grandmother’s school, and some of the 19 sturgeon the night crew captured after throwing 40 sticks of dynamite into the river. He gifted me with his rock hammer, too. I still use it.
I’ll post the text and photos soon. For now, here is one I put on to attract attention.
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