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Working In The Mines ~ Mitchell County to Vance County – Mitchell County Historical Society
This article features recollections of Gary Forbes of Mocksville, NC, the son of Paul and Elsie Burleson Forbes. He was born in 1948 in Spruce Pine at Williams Clinic. My earliest memories are of living in the Hamme Tungsten Queen Mine Camp in Vance County, NC, beginning around 1950-51. The mine was in the …