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Florence Allen is standing outside of the Centennial-Eureka Mine dressed in working attire and holding the tools used to do work in the mine.

Florence’s father, Clarence, over the years worked for several Utah mines including the Old Jordan and South Galena located in the Oquirrh Mountains, and Centennial-Eureka situated in the East Tintic Mountains.

According to the August 1932 issue of AX-I-DENT-AX dedicated to the memory of Clarence Emir Allen and Florence Allen's personal recollections in her biography To Do Justly, the miners and her father had a great working relationship. He not only brought prosperity to the mine by finding valuable resources but also stood up for the miner’s rights. In particular, he pushed for laws that improved the miners pay and provided free education.


Image Courtesy of Florence Allen McNeely


adolescence, mine, Eureka, Utah


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