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...