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Mother Lode Gold, California

Included here is a portion of an article entitled “The Mother Lode of California” written in 1898 by Ross E. Browne. He was a son of J. Ross Browne, adventurer and writer, who won fame for his reports to the US Congress on the mineral resources of the...

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