A panel of men who worked in the Upper Mississippi Valley Zinc-Lead District during the heyday of the zinc era and a prominent historian will describe details about the mines and zinc processing industry at a special forum scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the Platteville Municipal Auditorium.
The panel discussion, titled "Mining Memories As Told by Our Local Miners," is part of the celebration surrounding the seasonal opening of the Bevans Lead Mine at the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums.
Loren Farrey, a native of Leadmine who resides in Mineral Point, has accepted an invitation to be on the panel. He is the author of A Tour Guide to the Mines of Lafayette County. He studies zinc mining and lead mining history. Others invited to sit on the "Mining Memories" panel with Farry include Tom Golden and Rod Zuelke, both of Galena, Illinois.