Berry, Glenn 1967-07-13

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Mr. Berry discusses the early mining days in Colorado, the Carter Gold Mine and his early life.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Glenn Berry

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Date: July 13, 1967

Location: Ohio City, Colorado

Interviewer: Charles Townsend

Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes


Tape 1: Joseph Berry, grandfather, Joseph S. Berry, father, Ranching Interests, 1913 - Work at Bearcreek Mine, Methods of Miming Then, Work as a Teamster, Nationalities of the Miners, Lives of the National Groups, Prospecting, Life of the Prospectors, Relationship of Prospectors with Grocers, Peter Bingham, Hand drilling

Tape 2: Peter Bingham - Prospector, Motivation of the Prospector, Character of the Prospector, Reasons for the Mining, Henry Lucas - Discovery of a Vein, Panning Gold, Present mining resources of Colorado, Profits for a prospector, The Prospector's Burro, Prospector's supplies, "Grubstaking" prospectors, Placerville - Prospectors' winter town, Life of the prospector sin winter, Prospectors were confirmed bachelors, Religion, Social life, The Hurd Brothers, Violence in the mining towns

Tape 3: Claim Jumping, Filing claims, Salted Mines - "Matchless Mine", Mrs. Taber, Extortion in the Mines, Corner Cutting, Methods of Staking a Claim, The Gold Standard

Tape 4: Early history of Carter Mine - Began, 1897, Size of the Mine, The mine after Carter's death, Berry bought it in 1963, Stamp milling, Layout of the mine, C. M. Carter's life, Placer mining on the Lake

Tape 5: Refining fold from Lake Sediment, Method of Operation, Placer Machine, Content of the Sediment, Custom Milling in Silver and Gold, Various Ways of Obtaining gold, Future of Gold in American economics, Relation of gold to stock market and interest rates, Berry's education, Drawing blueprints, Mines on Gold Creek, Assaying, Idea of Self-made man and education, Berry's mother, Berry's poetry

Range Dates: 1913-1967

Bulk Dates: 1913-1967

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