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Prospecting in Northern Sierra County, California

From the mid-1850s and even into the early 1900s, Northern Sierra County boomed with mining activity. This area was flooded with miners, establishing such towns as LaPorte, Gibsonville, Spanish Flat, Whisky Diggings...

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