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Audio Slideshow: Shafter waits

February 12th, 2011 under Multimedia » Multimedia Highlight

A ceremonial blast this week will kick off a new life for the Shafter mine seven decades after it closed. Listen and look at Shafter on the brink of change in the slideshow above. Rosa Muñoz, 78, a lifelong Shafter resident, opens by talking about her childhood memories of a booming Shafter. Sandy McVey, project manager for the Rio Grande Mining Company, then details plans to mine silver again. (Click ‘captions’ above to learn more about each photo.)

And read a full report here about what Rio Grande Mining Company’s plans mean for the area.

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3 Responses to “Audio Slideshow: Shafter waits”

  1. Matt says:

    Any news from the ground breaking ceremony today at Shafter?

  2. joyce Wright says:

    I hope someone puts in an art shop for making different silver pieces. It would be so nice to buy something for the house that was made from silver right under our feet.

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