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Mining

Title: Photographs of the Underground Mining Process
Type: Photograph
Date: 1906 & 1935
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Three photographs showing workers in an underground mine.

photograph 1    | photograph 2    | photograph 3

Photographs of the Underground Mining Process

photograph 1    | photograph 2    | photograph 3

Activities:

  1. In the third photo, what do you think is being done by the man who looks like he's standing by a big box?



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  2. Were these pictures all taken around the same years, and how can you tell?



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  3. How could all of the logs supporting the roof have gotten into the mine?



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  4. What kind of lighting would you expect to find in an underground mine?



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