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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

Bringing Independence Mine back to life

It's easy to stroll around old miners' bunkhouse and mess hall north of Anchorage, where gold was produced before World War II


Last updated 8/28/2005 at Noon

Chief Ranger Pat Murphy has a dream. Restore the bunkhouse at the historic Independence Mine, north of Anchorage. Bring visitors to stay there overnight and watch old movies in the building's 90-seat theatre on the first floor. In the morning, take them to the mess hall and serve a huge miners' breakfast, loaded with calories. Then give them an underground tour of a mine that was one of Alaska'...

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