A first visit to the Merry Widow Health Mine


October 5, 2022

This room is about 300 feet back in to the Merry Widow Health Mine. Here, where cold water enters the tunnel and the radon gas is stronger, clients taking their one hour radon therapy sit, talk, read or nap. This group included a large contingent of Mennonites who come each year from Missouri for radon therapy.

On a recent outing to southwest Montana my wife and I made an overnight stop in Basin in order to visit the Merry Widow Health Mine. Sherry, my wife, has wanted to visit Basin for some time as she knows a Korean minister named Rev. Okee Kim who started a "house Presbyterian church" in the old mining town. His purpose was to minister to visitors, especially Asians, to the nearby health mine. Basin is an old mining town along I-15 that has about 100 residents. The other health mines are the Earth Angel Mine, also near Basin, and the Free Enterprise Mine further north outside Boulder.

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