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Tales of California Gold Discoveries 4th in a Series—Pay Attention When You Dig

It was the first month of a new year, 1861. Three men, by the name of Young, Blake and La Rossney, who had been somewhat unsuccessful in river mining, went looking for gold elsewhere.

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