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Historical Note - Week of June 12th

Big Timber Pioneer, June 15, 1933

Old Miner Dead

Last week’s Park County News carried notice of the death of one of the first miners of the Cooke City district, or at least the first of record. It was Nick J. Tredennick, who was there in 1882-’83 and had been there since until illness caused him to seek a lower altitude. He died May 30 at Madison, Wis., where he had remained this year on account of heart trouble. He was born March 6, 1856, in Parr, Cornwall, Eng. Since locating at Cooke City he had been one of the ardent boosters of that camp, always dreaming of a railway and of a big boom. Like many others his death preceded the boom, leaving but two of the first miners in that locality.

Museum note: Nick and his wife Helen had three daughters, Carolyn, Elizabeth and Marjorie. Helen and the children revisited the mine a few times after Nick's death.

Nick Tredennick with his daughters Carolyn and Elizabeth in an annual fish fry photo, circa 1915

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