J.F. Fox, of Granite, returned from a pleasant trip to the National Park and that great future city Cooke—relates some interesting stories in the mining and local world from that section:
Snow is not now to be seen in the park. One day last week I ran across one of the largest herds of elk ever known to the pioneer of the west. I did not attempt to count over 5,000, for I was on my way to Cooke. There I found the camp booming, as it were: real estate on the advance and many old-timers returning to the prospects. During my stay I visited several mineral lodes, the Morning Star, Wisconsin and the Elkhorn, all situated on Henderson Mountain, about a mile from the city in a northeasterly direction. The Alice E is a gold-bearing quartz claim, with a 300-foot tunnel, and shafts in opposite directions, varying in depth from 100 to 200 feet. This property was purchased last fall by the Blackheart Bros. for a consideration of $27,500, who will immediately proceed to erect a mill, when better profits may be realized. The remaining lodes are excellent properties and together with a host of undeveloped claims Cooke City may yet, if not soon, lift her lofty head in praise of future greatness and metropolitan renown. Truthfully Yours, J.F. Fox
The Helena Independent, March 18, 1893
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