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Men in the Mines

A History of Mining Activity in Nova Scotia, 1720-1992

"Crouse's Cabin, Beaver Dam Mine"

"The cabin portrayed in this painting was built during the late 1920s by miner Johnnie Crouse. Living and working just north of Crusher Lake in the Beaver Dam gold district, Crouse spent long days digging for gold quartz, and crushed it by hand using a steel mortar and pestle." Painting is one of a series by Purcell on display at the Museum of Industry and donated by WMC International Limited - Americas Division and Western Mining Corporation, Australia.

Artist: Joseph Purcell

Credit: Museum of Industry

Reference:   Museum of Industry  no. I95.86.04

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