Kellogg Returns, 1908

From the October 29, 1908 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 4:

G. F. Kellogg Home from Garfield, Utah.
G. F. Kellogg returned Wednesday of last week from Garfield, Utah, where he had been in the employ of the Utah Copper Company.

Garfield is a thriving little city situated on the Great Salt Lake, and is 18 miles from the capitol and metropolis of the state, Salt Lake City. Its principal industry is the large milling or copper concentrating plant. This is a large mill where low grade ore, running not over two per cent, or 40 pounds to the ton, is concentrated into copper anodes, plates about two feet square by two inches thick, and then shipped to the different manufacturers, where it is then converted into copper wire or any other form of the manifold usages of copper. This means of separating and concentrating copper bullion is the electrical process, a means whereby very low grade ore, if necessary, can be worked successfully.

The capacity of this mill is 6,000 tons in 24 hours, employing 1,400 men, running day and night, with three shifts of eight hours each. The lowest wages paid any man is $2.50 per day of eight hours.

Fred, and his many friends here remember, graduated in Mining Engineering in the mining department of the State University at Rolla, Mo., in the spring of 1908, and has been in the West working in his profession and obtaining a practical knowledge of mining.

He is now home to spend the winter with his parents and take charge of his father’s interest in the mill and coal business.

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