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Wayne Fowler Collection

Mr. Wayne Fowler, a native of Hardin County, retired July 1,1981 after spending 28 years with Ozark-Mahoning Company. Mr. Fowler spent 10 years in New Mexico working for Shattuck-Denn Mining company and then 2 years with Ozark-Mahoning in Northgate, Colorado before transferring to Rosiclare in 1961 as the General Manager and Vice President of the facility. His key focus and background was in the milling end of the mining business and his input at Rosiclare had major impact on the efficiency and economic profits of the company. At some point in his career he became interested in minerals and eventually amassed a fine collection of Southern Illinois specimens which he was proud to display and share with friends and family.