This page is dedicated to those who have donated a significant part of the their lives to promoting Cottage Grove's historic mining culture, and the Bohemia Gold Mining Museum.
January 4, 1932
March 27, 2003
A man of warmth and generosity who eagerly shared his knowledge of mining, geology, history and life.
With quiet strength he became a stabilizing presence among the mine owners of the Bohemia Mining District
June 9, 1921
December 11, 2007
He worked with his father in the Helena mine during his teen years, and became a
very knowledgeable Bohemia Mining District historian. He was also an accomplished artist, and some of his paintings of miners have been donated to the Bohemia Gold Mining Museum.
March 24, 1897
December 14, 1978
He was the former owner of the Vesuvius mine, and the founder of the Cottage Grove Prospectors and Golddiggers. He was also a mining historian, and his writings and documents comprise a significant part of the museum's archives.
November 28, 1926
August 8, 2004
He was a very knowledgeable mining historian who authored the book called "Bohemia Gold". He also conducted tours of the Bohemia Mining District and was a member of the Bohemia Mine Owners Association.
February 8, 1943
January 21, 2014
Board member and supporter
of The Bohemia Gold Mining Museum.
"Thank you Rich, Rest in Peace"
August 28, 1928
March 15, 2014
We are grateful to Ralph for his many hours of service to the Bohemia Gold Mining Museum as a board member and volunteer. He is appreciated for showing up faithfully to host on Thursdays, the Friday Art Walks, and gladly helping whenever asked. We will miss his kind, quiet, generous spirit.