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Catalog Number OH0413 Thies
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: The subject ofd this interview is the ercury mines at Elkhead. The interviewer is Doris Bacon, who is collecting information on behalf of the Museum for a cultural resource survey of the Elkhead area, conducted for a preliinaray statement on the environmental impact of the propsed Milltown Hill Dam project.
In the first five pages of the interview Mr. Thies is being shown numbered photographs of the mine site, he is asked to identify and comment on the scenes. In the course of the interview he talks about the buildings, the equipment, the mine shaft itself, and the process of the refining mercury from the ore. In the later prt of the interview, the chief speaker is Mrs. Bacon who is tracing the ownership of the mine by referring to an old abstrct of title for the mine property.
Also present at the interview are Gerald Bacon and Mrs. Paul Thies.
Title Paul Thies oral history
Accession number 2011.1