[or-roots] Other mining women
dharguess at coastline.edu
Tue Oct 20 08:38:09 PDT 2009
That was very interesting to read about. My mother's great aunt had a
gold mine in Idaho in the late 1890's and early 1900's. My mom said she
used to have coffee cans full of gold nuggets that she took out of her
mine. She was a very interesting person and way ahead of her time. She
also owned a dairy in Idaho and I have some pictures of her on that
property and also in front of a cabin. The pictures are interesting in
themselves as the size is about 16" wide by about 4" tall. They are
very clear and the clothes are the most interesting thing to see.
She was born in Oregon so that is the connection to this list.
I am looking for info on Mrs. Gideon R. Browne of Pendleton. I just
stumbled across her name in an article that lists her as one of the
women who operated a garnet mine in Wrangell, Alaska in the early 1900s.
This is new information for me and it's exciting! The garnet mine was
owned by the first all-woman corporation in the United States. Details
can be found at www.WrangellGarnetLedge.com if you are interested.
Per the article:
"Mrs. Gideon R. Browne of Pendleton, Ore., is the owner of 2000 acres of
wheat land in Alberta, Canada, and of two or three rnahces in Oregon;
she goes to Alberta every year and transa all the business in connection
with the handlling of her great wheat crop. "
This article was written in 1915 and appears in "An Alaskan Treasure"
from the California's Magazine - Edition Deluxe. Most of the stories
are about the Pan Pacific International Exposition held in San
Any information on Mrs. Browne would be appreciated. A photograph of her
would be outstanding. :-)
Coos Bay, Oregon
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