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MINING HISTORY AND HERITAGE
OF THE OLD LEAD BELT

St. Francois County, Missouri 
(and surrounding areas)

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INDEX OF ARTICLES

LEAD MINING INTERESTS

The History of St. Joe Lead Company, Headframe Magazine, Fall 1970.
Labor Trouble at Federal Lead Company Mine, Bonne Terre Register, April 28, 1905.
Mining Options Taken at Bismarck, Bonne Terre Register, Aug. 3, 1906.
Doe Run Lead Buys Columbia Lead Company, BT Register, June 14, 1907
Bonne Terre (After Strike Settlement), Bonne Terre Star, Sept. 12, 1913.
Community Conditions Brighter -
More Men Are Put to Work in Mines (1914)
More Men At Work, Bonne Terre Star, Apr. 18, 1914.
Federal Lead Closes Down No. 4 Mill
, Lead Belt News, Oct. 29, 1920.
History of the Lead Belt of St. Francois County, by A. J. Norwine, 1924.
St. Francois County Industrially, by R. H. Womack, 1924.
St. Joseph Lead Will Absorb Desloge Lead Co., Lead Belt News, Friday, May 31, 1929
National Lead Company to Close, Lead Belt News, Jan. 6, 1933.
Trip Through Bonne Terre Mines, Lead Belt News, March 4, 1949.
A General Inspection Trip of Mines 11 and 17, Lead Belt News, April 15, 1949.
Bonne Terre Mines Today  
Official Website - Listed as one of the World's top 10 best  "underwater"
adventures by National Geographic Magazine. 
Bonne Terre Mines ..... 2003


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LINKS TO CHAT DUMPS AND MINING -RELATED
PHOTOS AND ARTICLES OF THE OLD MISSOURI
LEAD BELT LOCATED IN ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY


OTHER MINING INTERESTS

History of Iron Mountain, by Judge Wm. R. Edgar


MISCELLANEOUS MINING ITEMS

Photo of Early Underground Mining Operations at Bonne Terre, Missouri
(St. Joseph Lead Company, circa 1917)

Photo of Early Underground Mining Operations at Bonne Terre,
Missouri Featuring Trapeze Miners

(St. Joseph Lead Company, circa 1917)

Photo of  St. Francois County Miners With Mining Mule
(Contributed by Sandy Mackley)

Photo of St. Joe Lead Miners About 1926

Miscellaneous Mining Artifacts of Eli Hobaugh
(Includes group photo of 1944 Contract Negotiating Committee
of the Leadbelt Mine and Millworkers' Local Union #648)

Members of Bonne Terre Machine Shop Organization (1945)

Striking Lead Miners Line up for Commodities at Schramm's
Corner During 1962 Strike

(Contributed by Gene Lee)

Pim-South Mine Safety Photo With Names
(Contributed by Gene Lee)

1970 Pim Mine Safety Award Photo With Names
(Contributed by Gene Lee)

1957 Mine No. 9 Safety Photo - Lloyd Crepps' Shift
(Contributed by Gene Lee)

Pimville Mine - Group Photo of Underground Miners (probably 1960s)

Trapeze Miners Safety Class (1960)

Number 6 Mine Safety Photos / John Heltzel Shift and Howard Qualls Shift (1959-60)

Federal No. 6 Mine Crew / Fred Fisher, Foreman / No Lost Time Accidents 1953
(Contributed by Charles W. Center, second row/far right)

Federal Mine Electric Shop Crews - 1966 and 1969
(Contributed by Bill Holloway)

Underground photo of Clifford Reeves and Raymond Baker (March 1, 1973)

Viburnum Electric Shop and Ground Crew (1973)
Flat River Federal Mine No. 17 Underground Shops Safety Photo
(Photos Contributed by Bill & Joe Holloway)

Roy C. Thompson, Foreman, Leadwood Division Warehouse, St. Joe Lead Co.

Brushy Creek Mine Group Safety Photo - August 1975

Brushy Creek Mine Group Safety Photo - September 1975


OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST

Missouri Mines Museum, Park Hills, Missouri
Missouri Mines State Historical Site


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NOTICE
If you have any old mining magazines, articles, etc. which relate to lead mining in the St. Francois County area, we'd  love to borrow them so that we can scan them and then post them here.  These can be old St. Joe Headframe Magazines, old mine safety magazines, newspaper articles, etc. which pertain to our mining history and legacy.  Now that the mines have left the Lead Belt, we'd like to preserve this history for future generations.     
  
Click HERE to e-mail them to us!    Thank you!

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