Old Copper Culture web site-Kentucky coal mining
- Speaking of a mineralogical group, Stan, below is a phenominal web site
set up by a very elderly, recently retired veterinarian in Wausau,
Wisconsin where I reside have of the week and his son. Though not
diffusionists, per se, Dr. Johnson and his son (I believe from St.
Louis) have an exceptional collection of artifacts from both the
ancient and historic mining eras in the Great Lakes.
Doc welcomes tours and has had many groups of school children as well
as researchers, professors from distant parts of the country. When I
accompanied Ancient American friends there a couple of years ago,
Marquette historian Fred Rydhom interviewed Doc Johnson to include in
his now, recently-released book.
Dr. Johnson and his wife were also very active in an international gem
and mineral society and much of that collection is also on display in
Anyone driving through Central Wisconsin who would like to visit Dr.
Johnson's basement old copper museum before the collection is
eventually moved south to the son's collection, I would be happy to set
up a time with the Johnson's.
- I had previously encountered that website, which certainly is, to my
knowledge, the premier Copper Culture artifact collection online.
Those who haven't clicked on the link should do so, and gaze in awe at
the material assembled there.
Here's another link re Copper Culture - this one less reality-based
and a little more toward the "fringe" (but still interesting)...