The Dorothea Reddy Moroney Papers consists of correspondence, reports, magazine articles, a photocopy of a Quitclaim Deed,
a United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey Preliminary Geologic map with Sections of the Northeastern part
of the SEIAD Quadrangle, Siskiyou County, California, and a United States Department of the Interior, Chromite Deposits near
Seiad and McGuffy Creeks Siskiyou county California, Geological Survey Bulletin 948-B, 1949.
Dorothy Reddy Moroney was known in Siskiyou County, California as the “Chrome Queen” due to her success in the chrome mining
industry. Dorothea Reddy (November 26, 1909-Feburary 7, 1974) was the daughter of Dr. John F. (Francis) Reddy (1866-1933),
and Mary F. Cowley. She married William Moroney, and became Dorothea Reddy Moroney. According to a Time Magazine article from
November 16, 1942, her father died leaving $23,000 in debts and some long-abandoned mining claims assessed at precisely $10.
Dot, as the article called her worked first in a Seattle department store, then in San Francisco, then in Washington as a
$30-a-week typist for the old NRA. During this time she researched the locations of her father’s mines, ousted claim-jumpers,
and sold one mine to Baltimore’s Rustless Iron & Steel Corp. for $75,000. According to the article, this is the deal that
won her the title “Chrome Queen”.