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By J. P. Tangen
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AMA plans Mining Day fete in Fairbanks

"Tell the miners from me, that I shall promote their interests to the utmost of my ability..." Abraham Lincoln, April 14, 1865 North of 60 Mining News – April 1, 2022


Last updated 5/5/2022 at 3:06pm

Alaska Miners Association Fairbanks fete Mining Day General Law 1872 opinion

President Abraham Lincoln was a supporter of America's mining industry right up to his assassination on April 15, 1865.

On April 12, 2013, Governor Sean Parnell signed into law Senate Bill 1, "An Act establishing May 10 of each year as Alaska Mining Day; and providing for an effective date" (Chapter 6, SLA 2013), sponsored by State Senator Cathy Giessel and thirteen other senators as well as nineteen members of the State House of Representatives, commemorating the enactment of the General Mining Law of 1872.


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