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Mine Superintendent's Home

 
 
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By Trev Meed, April 3, 2013
1. Mine Superintendent's Home Marker
Inscription. Mr. Bowen, the mine superintendent, believed in dealing with his fellow men with justice and understanding, but he could not be deterred from administering his duties for the company conscientiously.

In 1907, when the miners struck for a raise in pay from $3.50 to $4.00 a day, and the values in the ore were too low to grant the raise an continue operation of the property at a profit, he shut down the mine.

The miners reasoned that if he was out of the way, their chances for obtaining the raise would be enhanced. They escorted him to the bottom of the hill and told him to keep going. During the night he walked back to Berlin, and without being noticed, hitched up the company owned team and buggy. He then drove to Tonopah and returned in a few days with the Sheriff and regained control of the property.
 
Location. 38° 52.946′ N, 117° 36.61′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park Road 2 miles south of Route 844, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. If driving north marker is 2.1 miles north of NV Route 844. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doctor's Office & Home (within shouting distance
Mine Superintendent's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 3, 2013
2. Mine Superintendent's Home Marker
The marker can be seen up by the front door.
of this marker); Company Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Watson's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Foster's Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); A Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named A Home (about 300 feet away); Mrs. Phillips Home (about 300 feet away); Firmin Bruner (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
 
Regarding Mine Superintendent's Home. Marker text written by Firmin Bruner (Berlin Resident Since 1904).
 
Also see . . .  Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Web Site. (Submitted on October 25, 2015.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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