Mouat Lake Camp
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The image shows the mess hall and housing at the company town of Lake Camp (Mouat Lake Camp) at the Mouat Mine. The covered walkway in the background provided shelter for miners walking to and from the Mine. Chromium ore was discovered at the Stillwater Complex in the 1880s in what is now Stillwater County, Montana. Some mining was done, but the area was more thoroughly explored during World War I when Bill Mouat began development of the chromite mines. After the war, mining ceased with the collapse of the chromium market. At the start of World War II the US government arranged with the Anaconda ...