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Magma Mine near Superior was first with AC

Magma Mine near Superior was first with AC

Calling on its experience cooling a gold mine in South Africa, the Carrier Corp. installed two mechanical, high-capacity refrigerating units in the Magma Mine.

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Magma Mine near Superior was first with AC

Magma Mine near Superior was first with AC

Inventor of air conditioning designed Magma units.

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Magma Mine near Superior was first with AC

Magma Mine near Superior was first with AC

The Magma Mine in Superior was the first underground mine in North America to be air- conditioned, in 1937.

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Ruby was prosperous town, attractive mark for outlaws

Ruby was prosperous town, attractive mark for outlaws

This undated image shows the town and mine at Ruby. Ruby's lake originally served as a mill pond; the mill, hoist and mine pad are at right. The Spanish first prospected the area, and the rich Montana vein was discovered in the 1870s.

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Ruby was prosperous town, attractive mark for outlaws

Ruby was prosperous town, attractive mark for outlaws

Mine engineer Walter S. Pfrimmer, with daughter Tallia, in Ruby in 1933 or 1934. Pfrimmer started working at the mine in 1926.

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Ruby was prosperous town, attractive mark for outlaws

Ruby was prosperous town, attractive mark for outlaws

Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series on the mining town of Ruby.

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