Monte Cristo Letterpress Documents

Fred Cruger of the Granite Falls Historical Society recently scanned 2600+ pages of correspondence between the mining corporation at Monte Cristo and their counterparts in Everett, WA and beyond. The letters were painstakingly reproduced by Forrest Johanson over a period of years, resulting in a renewed copy of the 100+ year old hand-typed originals. Browse through this content and re-live the day-to-day operations (and troubles, mostly) encountered in the Monte Cristo Mining Area.

Thanks Fred and Forrest for preserving and sharing this content!

Some samples of the content you’ll find:

2024 Winter Social

We had a great turnout for the winter social. About 40 persons in attendance, including some new and recently joined members. We had a great dinner and lots of conversation, followed by a short presentation of news and events relating to MCPA, followed by Louise Lindgren’s presentation on historical artifacts in the Monte Cristo Mining Area. I hope to be able to link to some of that content herein soon.Thanks to everyone who attended and hope to see everyone again soon.
We’ll be having our annual meeting and lunch in the June time frame. Watch here for details.

2024 Winter Social February 17

Come gather with MCPA members at Jennings Barn in Marysville on Saturday February 17.

We’ll have a potluck dinner starting at 5:30, then we have several topics of information to share beginning about 6:00.

We’ll discuss current news relating to MCPA and the Monte Cristo Area, and our work plans for the 2024 season. Louise Lindgren, founding MCPA Member, will be sharing a presentation on an exhaustive artifact study she completed in 2006.