Paradise (1)

Paradise Mine/Paradise Ridge/Paradise Basin

“In its early days Hammond used to say it [the mine] should have been called the ‘Parasite’.” 46

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Ben Abel

Ben Abel Creek (north fork of Dutch Creek), Abel Creek (into Lake Windermere), Mount Abel

“The most interesting old-timer in the valley… [Ben Abel] was a tall, handsome man about sixty years old, with a long black beard which reached to his waist and which he always rolled up and tucked inside his shirt on leaving the settlement. It was his great pride.” 54

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