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Angling for Fossil Fish

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Robert Lee Peg-leg Craig"Peg-Leg” Craig faced a terrible choice: Find a new way to make a living, or starve. When Robert Lee Craig travelled from Kentucky to Wyoming in 1886, he found work in Diamondville as a coal miner. It was a tough job at best, but it became impossible when the mineshaft in which he was working collapsed and crushed his right leg. What could he do now to put food on the table?

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