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Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre; The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Part III

In 1880, Alexander Roby Shepherd, former governor of Washington, DC, prepared to move his wife and family of six children to the wilds of the Sierra Madre. Going with him would be mining men, cooks, assistants, a bookkeeper and others to assist in the new adventure.

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