Mining adventures in Linn County history


April 27, 2022

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Miners stand in front of a shaft in the Quartzville area.

Here at the East Linn Museum, we're taking yet two more looks at the Quartzville Mining District.

First, we had a visit from Cindy Budlong, a Mill City Historical Society volunteer representing their museum, one to keep in mind.

She told us how the Linn County town of Anidem got its name. Anidem was Quartzville reborn under the direction of W. B. Lawler, who revived the mining district and White Bull and other earlier gold mines in the late 1890s. An internationally respected mining man, he had foreign backers, one being British banker Mr. Medina. Reverse Medina and we get Anidem..

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