In 1902 Al Behne, the first settler in
Yellow Pine Basin, built a cabin on Johnson Creek. A
few other homesteaders joined him during the Thunder
Mountain Boom (1902, 1903), which occurred eighteen mile
east of Yellow Pine. In the 1920s Bradley Mining
Company began to develop mines at Stibnite, fourteen miles
from Yellow Pine. About 125 men worked there during
the depression, and activity increased during World War Two.
The influx boosted Yellow Pine to the status of a town.