Category Archives: mining history

Glimpses into the Iron Ore Mining Past of Sunrise, Wyoming

AHC Archivist Ginny Kilander is presenting a talk June 8, 2018, titled “Glimpses into the Iron Ore Mining Past of Sunrise, Wyoming” at the Mining History Association Annual Conference that’s happening in Deadwood-Lead, South Dakota. Her talk is part of the session: … Continue reading

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Privy to Scandal: The Ralph O. Dietler Papers

One of the biggest scandals to ever rock the petroleum industry was the fraudulent leasing of United States oil reserves at Wyoming’s Teapot Dome, and the discovery of the Continental Trading Company, a Canadian corporation organized in 1921 to funnel … Continue reading

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The 1980s Texas Oil Crisis and Changing Perceptions of Industry Contamination

The AHC presents Sarah Stanford-McIntyre, a cultural and environmental historian. She is the 2017-18 Bernard Majewski Fellow at the AHC and a UW history instructor. She will discuss “The 1980s Texas Oil Crisis and Changing Public Perceptions of Industry Contamination.” … Continue reading

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Mileva Maravic remembers Prohibition in Gebo, Wyoming

The coal-mining town of Gebo was established in 1907 about twelve miles north of Thermopolis in Hot Springs County. It was named after Samuel Wilford Gebo who established the Owl Creek Coal Company and the first mine in the area after … Continue reading

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Mileva Maravic remembers Gebo, Wyoming

110 years ago, the coal-mining town of Gebo was established about twelve miles north of Thermopolis in Hot Springs County. The town took its name from Samuel W. Gebo, an entrepreneurial developer of the coal mines in Washakie and Hot … Continue reading

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The Rock Springs Massacre, Sept.2, 1885

During the summer of 1885, tensions had been building between Chinese coal miners and European coal miners in Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory. Both groups were employed by the Union Pacific Coal Company and were having a dispute over wages. According … Continue reading

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Mining in Southern Africa

The American Heritage Center is proud of its mining collections that cover mining industry records from all over the world and give an interesting view into the evolution of mining over the years. These collections often also give an interesting … Continue reading

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