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From: "Robert H. Ferree" <>
Subject: Re: NY>Calif in 1860 for mining?
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 21:26:23 -0700
When they found that the gold was so difficult to find and
that the real money was in selling "stores" to the miners,
many went home...broke.
Most mines today are hard rock mines where the recovery is
probably made by machines. I doubt that many placer mines
are still around.
Try contacting the
The El Dorado Historical Museum, 104 Placerville Drive,
Placerville, CA 95667, (530) 621-5865
>From the '49 gold community of Grizzly Flats
Jim Pettigrew wrote:
> It seems like an incredible journey to make with 4 small children, stay for
> only 2 years at most, and return back to same area of Owasco/Skaneateles,
> Onondaga Co with 5 small children! I am thinking that they traveled with
> some other families.
Robert H. & Doris A. Ferree
P.O. Box 116
Grizzly Flats California 95636 U.S.A.
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