LABOR: Strike Town

Winter always clamps an austere hand on the little mining town of Kellogg, Idaho (pop. 5,000), where most homes are heated by wood stoves. The encircling, mile-high mountains of the Coeur d'Alene mining area, rich in lead, zinc and silver, curtain off the sunlight except for a few midday hours. This year the 5,000 people of Kellogg await winter's arrival with a new dread: life in a town with its only industry shut down.

The Bunker Hill Co.'s lead and zinc processing plant, where 80% of Kellogg's breadwinners earn their livelihood, has...

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