A Rock of Reliance Part 3 IMPACT The Final Chapter

Signal Peak, Between a Rock and a Hard Place


March 22, 2023

Can you put a price tag on a community, a culture, a family, an individual? What does it cost when one person loses a job? What does it cost when a community loses a business?

To explain the impact of the Coal Mining to Musselshell County you must start when coal began in this county. In a hand drawn map of Musselshell County in 1912 by E.J. Parkinson, Musselshell County was assessed at that time with a total area of 3044 square miles of which 612 square miles were assessed as coal lands. The first mine was opened in 1907, one hundred and sixteen years ago. A man named Mike Klein sold 640 a...

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