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GOSSAN MINES: Miner's family laments their loss

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Going underground into the mines to work posed danger, and yet men of the Twin Counties still took it on themselves in order to provide for their families. Not all of those men made it through the workday. This is the story of Randall Zelmer Warf, who survived World War II only to die under "The Ridge."

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

Randall Zelmer Warf, a World War II veteran who had seen the world past “the Ridge,” had a dream of getting out of the Gossan mines for his family’s sake after returning to the Carroll County community.
Warf never got to fulfill that dream because he died at 27 in a mining accident in the early morning hours of May 1, 1947, according to family members.


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