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Jay Jackson Retired Boilermaker WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOE BURGESS

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hat is “life after the company?” Of the many folks who have retired from area mining and mineral processing jobs, some prefer to spend more time fishing, traveling or visiting the grandchildren. Others, like Jay Jackson in Hurley, have developed a small business that allows them to work at their own pace doing something they enjoy. One of Jay’s passions that grew out of his boilermaker career is making knives and spurs. His specialties include cowboy up knives for whittling and hunter caping knives. He even took a class at Alpine, Texas for engraving to help him dress up his products.

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Silver City Life Summer/Fall 2011  

Silver City Life is a fabulous publication featuring the best of what Silver City New Mexico has to offer in the way of unique people, busin...

Silver City Life Summer/Fall 2011  

Silver City Life is a fabulous publication featuring the best of what Silver City New Mexico has to offer in the way of unique people, busin...

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