WEBSITE & LOGO DESIGN INSPIRATION
1895 Northwest Magazine
Museum Mining Document (Lump Gulch/Clancy)
This Northwest Magazine cover inspired the design of the museum website and logo. The look is reminiscent of the 1880s-1890s, an especially booming time in our county. The silver mining rush and rapidly expanding railroads were particularly vital to our economy.
The design also pays homage to the donor of this document for sparking a fire to learn about local history & share it. Thank you, Mr Marks!
about the document
This 1895 Northwest Magazine is one of the premier mining documents in the museum collection. A lengthy article in the May issue reports on the Lump Gulch/Clancy Mining District. It includes numerous exclusive photos and comprehensive information.
The magazine was kindly donated by Clancy area native Robert "Bob" Marks. Jesse Wilkinson, a longtime Lump Gulch miner and resident, gave this magazine to his friend and neighbor, Bob, many years ago.
(It is speculated that Jesse likely purchased it from the Lump City Miner bookstore in 1895. The bookstore was open in conjunction with the newspaper in Lump City. It was located on Lump Gulch, near Clancy—close to Jesse's home in 1895.)
Stop in to view the Northwest Magazine.
This 125-year old document is very brittle, so high resolutions scans are being made of it. These electronic files will be available on our patron computer in the museum.