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Portrait of Bootleg Miner

All the following are unpublished photographs of bootleg miners taken by TimesLife magazine in October, 1937.

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  1. Mr. Troutman : My name is Fred Meckley. My family owned and operated Meckley’s Limestone Prod. Inc. , near the village of Mandata, Northumberland County, Penna.. I read the article in Today ‘s Sunbury Daily Item regarding your book about the Bootleggers. I’m being asked to write a similar history about the Limestone mining in Northumberland County that began in the early 1800 ‘s.. l plan to attend your meeting at the Dalmatia church the evening of the Sept. 20 th.. There was a close working connection to the early Limestone Industry and the coal industry which l’m sure you would find interesting. I also need some advice about writing a book. My email address is *******. My residence phone no. is 570 *******. My cell no. is 570 *******. I can’t wait to read your book. Sincerely, Fred

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