August 4, 1954

On August 4, 1954, the ‘Uranium Rush’ began in Saskatchewan, Canada. Miners flocked to the area to try their hands at finding the valuable ore. A Uranium Rush is very similar to a Gold Rush, but with more nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, fevers, dizziness and disorientation, weakness and fatigue, hair loss, infections, low blood pressure, and bloody vomit and stools from internal bleeding. Or as many of the prospectors said, “Just another Saturday night, eh?”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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