Tales of California Gold Discoveries 1st in a Series—Yankee Jim's
September 2005 by Lewis SwindleMost everyone has heard the term “gold is where you find it’” and probably have read how James Marshall, in 1848, while inspecting the mill-race ditch that had been dug to supply water for the saws at the sawmill that he was building for John Sutter, ended up finding the first pieces of gold within the ditch along the South Fork of the American River...
• "The general public must be informed..."
• "Bring Carolyn back."
• "...when people see my copy they always want to borrow it."
• Who was that unmasked man?
• Run for the border...
• Finally, a bill worth passing!
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Quartz is a common rock-forming mineral found in many shapes, forms, and colors.
The story begins in the early 1940s in Vance County, North Carolina, on a farm that belonged to the Hamme family. During spring plowing in 1942, one of the brothers accidentally plowed up an odd looking rock and took it home to show his younger brother who was studying geology at Duke University.
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