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Mining Trunk - #26

August 08, 2013

Items to use for display and for students to handle: 

pick ax (Actually WWII tool, but also used by miners)
small red wheelbarrow
miner’s first aid kit
lunch box
5 ore samples in plastic multi-level container
carbide light  (missing the reflector) in original box
H.O. scale Mining Detail set
Matchbox mining ladder truck
heavy duty pulley
2 pairs of overalls for students to dress as miners
2 work shirts to wear under the overalls
oil burning lantern
simulation sticks of dynamite (made from cardboard tubes)
Miner’s helmet with carbide light
2 puzzles: Bird’s Eye View of Joplin Mining District and Thomas Hart Benton mural from Joplin City Hall

Items for teacher use: 
Lesson plans for “The Great Lead and Zinc Mines of the Tri-State Area” with cooperative learning activities

Lesson plans from Webb City summer school grades K-2
DVD of Elmer DeGraff, area miner
DVD “The Creek Runs Red” about Picher, OK
Cassette tape of Pete Conrow, Joplin area miner interview 8/20/07
rubric for project evaluation
Laminated cards of early Joplin buildings
Sample of Seneca mineral in plastic case

Books and other reference materials:

Tales About Joplin book
Southwest Missouri Mining book
Little Mule book
Newspaper 12/1/07 article on ex-mining towns
Mining maps donated by Jeania White, Carthage, Mo which include:5/1/1939 map of pull drifts, 11/3/37 map of Shaft #6 and 12./1/38 map of Mine #4

    Bird’s Eye View map of Carthage with mines marked
Webb City 1908 Lead and Zinc postcard
Notes from Phyllis Malone about her father, Elmer De Graff in email form
Carthage High School field trip letter from Saturday, April 13,1907
Joplin Museum complex yard diagram and key to the diagram
Rocks and Minerals book by T.D. Burns
History and detailed information on minerals of the Tri-State area (includes chemical make-up, suitable for high school level students)

    Three copies of the BANNER newspaper with information about Jasper County January 1, 1874

    Carthage marble folders (4) and a Carthage Marble sample sheet of the marble Ozark Fleuri with information about Carthage Marble and its history from 1962

     Set of resources available at George A. Spiva library Archives at MSSU and reference materials for mining

    List of material available at Reference & Genealogy Areas of Joplin Public Library
Website of Tri-State mining map collection (over 500 maps)
Jasper County ebook
photo album
matted print of Kneeling Miner statue at King Jack Park in Webb City

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