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Mining history and traditions

Category: Mining
Manufacturer: Humboldt Museum show item
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Louis Barbeau, in 1861, has been credited for having brought the first valuable mineral in Humboldt County to the attention of the public. This brought early settlements and principal mining districts to a previously unknown territory. 

Early lamps beneath the earth's surface replaced the candle with carbide-acetylene technology in the late 1800s.

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