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Frank Williams memoir, page 20

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who was leasing upon the Iron mine. I worked for him about 10 days. I then made a trip to the Keystone mine at Goodsprings where Harry was working with my uncle A. E. Thomas and his son Charley, upon some porphyry west of the Keystone. Returning to Vanderbilt, Mr. Russell and I took an eight months' lease upon Campbell's part of the Webster and commenced work upon a tunnel which was to tap the ledge under all previous workings. After working about 3 weeks Russell grew discouraged and quit. I kept at work and was joined by Harry and Charley Thomas, who worked with me. Soon after Charley got work at the Boomerang while Harry and I continued with the tunnel until late in May. We "batched" in the tunnel on the Iron where Mr. Russell had been leasing.I will explain here that in the fall of 1894 Harry and I moved from the Root Well Cabin to the tunnel on the Webster, where I had worked in the early part of that year and "batched" there, until I went to Los Angeles the following December.When we quit the tunnel in May to go to work for wages in the St. George, we had driven the tunnel about 130 ft. and had a little ore in sight but we did not consider that it justified further work at that time.I worked in the St. George until the latter part of July. Harry quit in June and returned to Kansas. I was laid off with several others about July 27. I immediately went to work in the Bronze where I remained until September 22 when I quit to resume work in the Webster tunnel. For this work I moved over near the Boomerang and batched in a little tent which I had secured from my uncle. After working until late in December I got my ore milled. There were 11+ tons, and it



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