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Former Tahawus resident Leonard Gereau shows Newcomb Supervisor George Canon a Post-Star article his son, John Gereau, wrote in 2001 about the 1963 Tahawus move to Newcomb. Leonard is writing on a book about life in the National Lead mining community of Tahawus in the 1940s and 1950s. John is now managing editor of Denton Publications.

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Tahawus moved to Newcomb 50 years ago

Fifty years ago, the National Lead company moved its workforce from the mining village of Tahawus 10 miles away, to the village of Newcomb.


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