Children Playing on the Piles and Putting It in Their Sandboxes

The whole city did not know it was toxic.


Photo by Pete Godfrey on Unsplash

The city of Picher, Oklahoma. A quiet place. Homey.

Lead and zinc mining was the main source of viability.

In 1913, as the Tri-State district expanded, lead and zinc were discovered on Harry Crawfish’s claim, and mining began. A town…



Jo Ann Harris, Writer of Daily Musings

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