June 2008 by Don RobinsonSlug Gulch. What a name. It originates back into the 1860s or so. The question is whether it was referring to the snail-like creature or to large pieces of gold. The name alone is enough for any prospector to consider checking the area out.
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This was one of those stories where you have no doubt that the person telling it believes it to be true. But was it?
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