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Old 05-16-22, 04:11 PM
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Touring eh? Youíre going to need a pasty!

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I'm guessing most won't know what a pasty is. Best I ever had was in Ontonagon.
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By far, the tastiest pasties I ever had were in Hidalgo state in Mexico. Miners from Cornwall came to Hidalgo in the 19th century. There are lots of pasty shops in Hidalgo state. (It's spelled "paste" in Mexico but the word is pronounced with 2 syllables in Spanish.) Lots of fillings are available, mostly with spicy Mexican fillings---much tastier than a pasty I tried in the UP or those I tried in England. My friend & I ate lots of them while in Pachuca & Real del Monte, and they were all delicious.

https://theculturetrip.com/north-ame...british-pasty/
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You can eat Cindy's homemade pasties in Wallace, ID.
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axolotl, what was it about miners and pasties ? The story I heard was that all the older Northern European immigrant wives would stick a pasty in their man's lunch box every morning before he headed off to the iron ore mines in northern Minnesota and the UP.

Btw, is the photo above in reference to a video or blog
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I think that the pasty was a perfect food for miners to carry with them into the mines for their lunch, since I'm guessing they didn't exit the mine until their shift was over. Pasties are compact, filling, and easy to carry.

As for the photo, I have no idea if it's a reference to a video or blog. You'll have to ask the OP.
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It's a patty in Jamaica.
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Originally Posted by robow View Post
axolotl, what was it about miners and pasties ? The story I heard was that all the older Northern European immigrant wives would stick a pasty in their man's lunch box every morning before he headed off to the iron ore mines in northern Minnesota and the UP.

Btw, is the photo above in reference to a video or blog
Not sure if you know that Wallace, ID, was once the seat of silver mining in the area. When you come down Lookout Pass on I-90 from the Montana border there is a pullout where you can stop and see a Superfund remediation site necessitated by mining. When you get on the CdA trail a bit west there are signs warning you not to disturb the soil do you donít risk contaminating yourself with heavy metals. The trail itself is basically an engineering control to cover the former rail line that became contaminated.

I always assumed the photo I posted was making reference to the townís history of prostitution that served the miners. Seems I might be incorrect.
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axolotl, what was it about miners and pasties ? The story I heard was that all the older Northern European immigrant wives would stick a pasty in their man's lunch box every morning before he headed off to the iron ore mines in northern Minnesota and the UP.

Cheap and easy to make. Easy to eat as well. Anywhere there has been hardrock mining (as opposed to placer mining) you are likely to find pasties because anywhere you have hardrock mining you usually found Cornish miners.

But, honestly, the ones in Wisconsin and the UP aren’t all that good. Kind of bland. We have a pasty shop here in Denver called The Pasty Republic that makes all kind of different ones that are excellent.
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axolotl, what was it about miners and pasties ? The story I heard was that all the older Northern European immigrant wives would stick a pasty in their man's lunch box every morning before he headed off to the iron ore mines in northern Minnesota and the UP.

Btw, is the photo above in reference to a video or blog
this is true their lunch box had a little chimney in the top center, and the wives would put a few coals in the top half to keep it warm for them until lunch. They were made fresh every morning.

i grew up in the lead mining region of SW WI, and many Cornish settlers came here. Pasties are quite common here.
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Not sure if you know that Wallace, ID, was once the seat of silver mining in the area. When you come down Lookout Pass on I-90 from the Montana border there is a pullout where you can stop and see a Superfund remediation site necessitated by mining. When you get on the CdA trail a bit west there are signs warning you not to disturb the soil do you donít risk contaminating yourself with heavy metals. The trail itself is basically an engineering control to cover the former rail line that became contaminated.

I always assumed the photo I posted was making reference to the townís history of prostitution that served the miners. Seems I might be incorrect.
my BIL graduated with a degree in mining engineering and landed in the Wallace silver mines, in the late 70ís early 80ís. I remember going to visit them there(I was younger), before he got in the gypsum industry
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But, honestly, the ones in Wisconsin and the UP arenít all that good. Kind of bland. We have a pasty shop here in Denver called The Pasty Republic that makes all kind of different ones that are excellent.
Yea, but do they contain chopped rutabagas ?
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FYI, the top picture is from this documentary. Pretty cool.

https://vimeo.com/710360318
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Originally Posted by Bogey Speedwell View Post
my BIL graduated with a degree in mining engineering and landed in the Wallace silver mines, in the late 70ís early 80ís. I remember going to visit them there(I was younger), before he got in the gypsum industry
The CdA, Hiawatha and NorPac trails, among other things, have generated some tourist business. The last time I was touring there I found myself waiting at a red light when there was no traffic in sight. Then I chuckled at myself when I remembered the Idaho Stop Rule.

Did your BIL go to school in Butte? Thereís a mining college there. Another city with a long history of mining and prostitution. Iíve spent three nights there during tours.
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The CdA, Hiawatha and NorPac trails, among other things, have generated some tourist business. The last time I was touring there I found myself waiting at a red light when there was no traffic in sight. Then I chuckled at myself when I remembered the Idaho Stop Rule.

Did your BIL go to school in Butte? Thereís a mining college there. Another city with a long history of mining and prostitution. Iíve spent three nights there during tours.
No UW Platteville WI was the mining school he went to. Apparently a good school for mining, however the prostitution is lacking lol
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Originally Posted by axolotl View Post
By far, the tastiest pasties I ever had were in Hidalgo state in Mexico. Miners from Cornwall came to Hidalgo in the 19th century. There are lots of pasty shops in Hidalgo state. (It's spelled "paste" in Mexico but the word is pronounced with 2 syllables in Spanish.) Lots of fillings are available, mostly with spicy Mexican fillings---much tastier than a pasty I tried in the UP or those I tried in England. My friend & I ate lots of them while in Pachuca & Real del Monte, and they were all delicious.

https://theculturetrip.com/north-ame...british-pasty/
Interesting, once again we've had very similar experiences. I spent a few days in Pachuca, neat city to visit and yummy pastys indeed.
Did you happen to stumble upon the photography museum there? Excellent place, and I was really impressed by the guide who was taking a group of school kids through it--both for her great explanation of the film photography process, as well as showing them photos on the wall and getting them to think of how a great photo transmits feelings and experiences to us (these were 10, 12 year olds)
Fond memories of the place.
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One would almost think there was an "R" missing from this conversation.

Meat pie anyone?
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To keep your nipples from getting sore?

That was my first thought as well.
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Yea, but do they contain chopped rutabagas ?
Not all of them but the ones I ran across in da UP didnít seem to contain any as well. Or, at least, they could have contained more of them.
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This picture reminds me that the whole state was pretty much clear cut to help build everything from the Mississippi to the Atlantic back in the 1800s. I have read you could stand on a stump in Gaylord and see nothing but tree stumps for 40 miles in any direction.
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Stuart, the next time I'm out that way, I'll demand my touring buddy from Arvada take me down there for a western pasty. Thanks
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Spelled with an "ie" in Tasmania and where I took this photo was also associated with miners...
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