Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saving our mining history ... from the Steese Review, July 2, 2014

The Steese Review advocates assertive efforts to preserve the history of the Circle Mining District by using archeological techniques to extract and collect miners' and mining artifacts for the Circle Mining District Historical Museum. On our last trip to the district last month, June, we learned of an otherwise perfectly preserved cabin with many of the previous tenants' items left behind that was razed to get to the ground beneath it. If this cabin had to be gotten out of the way, then it could have and should have been extracted in such a manner as to document and preserve its historical record embodied in the cabin itself and the items within it.

We will become active again through the now dormant The Great Alaskan Dig Company, which some of you may remember from 2012, and are reviving the Alaska Digs website. If anyone wants to help in this effort please contact Steese Review editor and publisher, Hilding 'Gus' Lindquist via email: hilding.lindquist (at) (See Contact Us on the Steese Review's Front page.) -hgl