Johnny Johnsson (center) presenting the 2015 Rodman Paul Award to Ron James. Ron is the author of Virginia City classic, “The Roar and the Silence,” and the founder of the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture.
Keith Long (center) presenting the 2013-2014 Clark C. Spence Award to Eric Nystrom for his book “Seeing Underground: Maps, Models, and Mining Engineering in America.”
Mark and Karen Vendl and Duane Smith (right) receive the 2013-2014 Mary Lee Spence Award from Keith Long for their book, “My Home at Present: Life in the Mine Boarding Houses in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado.”
Stephanie Saager-Bourret and Chris Huggard with the 2015 Besleme-Orrell Mining Heritage Award which was presented to Ann McMahon and Andrew Lindlof for their heritage project, “Documenting the Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico.”
Paul White (right), University of Alaska, receives a 2015 MHA Research Grant from Brian Leech. Other grant recipients were Jane Bardal, Central New Mexico Community College, and Nathan Delaney, Case Western Reserve University.
Roger Burt (right) receives the John Townley Award from Eric Clements, Mining History Journal Editor, for his 2014 article “Diamond Core Drills: Their Evolution, Early Development, and Consequences for Mining and Quarrying.”
|Barbara Clements (right) receives the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from Ed Raines. Barbara is the compositor for the Mining History Journal and the Facebook Coordinator.||At the Presidential Luncheon, Ron James (right) accepts the Cornish Town USA Award on behalf of the town of Gold Hill. Gage McKinney (left) is the President of the California Cornish Cousins.|
|Ed Raines (left) passes the Presidential Rock Pick to the incoming MHA President, Bill Culver.||A regional power failure caused Bill Culver’s Presidential Lecture to go dark. CLICK HERE for the Powerpoint slides and the accompanying text.|