W.H. Loomis Talc Mine in Balmat

W.H. Loomis talc miners in mine at Balmat, a small hamlet in the town of Fowler, which was a mining town. Men wearing a mix of electric and carbide headlamps, as well as breathing apparatuses. Front row: Frank Atkinson, Arnold Whitton, Don Sayerson, Joe Shatreaux, Everett Maybee, Les Davis, Nelson Shampine, Leonard Bresette, Earl Harrington, John Eysman, Roswell Perrin, Sherm Smith, Harold Fullington, Acil Johnson, Walter Yerdon, Fred Shonomen. Circa 1950s. Balmat, NY.

Check out North Country at Work’s story on the dangers of talc mining. 

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