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By J. P. Tangen
For Mining News 

The more we dig, the more we all learn

Izzy LaBranch, creator of 'The More You Dig,' will discuss job opportunities and the role of mining with UAA and UAF students

 

Last updated 2/26/2012 at Noon



Once upon a time, not so many years ago, mining was a laudable calling. As a child I tapped my foot as Tennessee Ernie Ford sang about mining "16 Tons" of coal a day, and Jimmy Dean serenaded us about the heroic act of "Big Bad John" in saving his fellow miners. Even before that, I sat around many a campfire and sang (off key) about "My Darling, Clementine." In the pre-World War II days when th...



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