Tubal Cain – an introduction

Posted by Ken Campbell June 23, 2008 0 Comment 808 views
I had never heard of Tubal Cain before, at least I don’t think so. I may have had a vague remembrance of a played-out copper mine in the southern Olympics by that name, but I had no idea it was such a powerful name in itself.

A quick search of the Worldly Wise Web gives me the history of Tubal Cain, son of Zillah and Cain and grandson of Adam. That Adam. From the Bible. He was a master smith, and was one of the first to work in bronze and copper. The Two Ball Cane is also a sign of homosexual identity, sometimes in the form of a lapel pin, by which interested men seeking same can know who’s who. Or, by another account, it’s allegedly a secret Masonic password (Third level). Tubal Cain is a name that is worshipped by some… there’s a funky coven in Southern California by that name. Tubal Cain is a rock band too. Of course it is.
It is amazing, the things that people will sign up for.
Back on this planet, the Tubal Cain mine was set up in the 1890’s to extract copper and manganese from the the site just down the hill from Marmot Pass. The mine never did amount to much – the ore was weak and not worth the effort to remove – and it has been out of commission (more or less), since the 1950’s.

In addition to the bones of the mining operation, there is a crash site on the trail where a B-17 bought the farm back in 1952 on one last, ill-fated mission.

Research continues.

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