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Coolgardie, Western Australia

, 1895 Reid, Arthur. ''Those Were the Days''. Perth: Hesperian Press, 1986. ISBN 0-85905-101-3, p. 97 File:Coolgardie Aboriginals.jpg Aboriginals participate in ceremony to mark the opening of the Coolgardie Railway Line, 1896 File:Burning McCann efigy.jpg Miners burn effigy of prospector who lied about gold discovery near Coolgardie, 1897 File:Chamber of Mines Coolgardie.jpg Coolgardie Chamber of Mines, ca. 1900 Muslim Afghan Cameleers File:Camel


Custer, South Dakota

, South Dakota Lead . In addition to gold, Custer and other cities based their economies on the extraction of industrial minerals, which are still important to the regional economy. Custer claims to have the widest Main Street in the United States. The city made the street wide enough in the nineteenth century for a team of oxen pulling a wagon to turn completely around. Custer annually observes a "Gold Discovery Days" celebration and festivities over the last full weekend of July


Alturas, California

, California Alturas and Susanville (Susanville, California), along the northern US 395 corridor. By the 1880s small towns began to spring up all over Lassen County. Bieber (Bieber, California) was at the north end of the county, in rich farm land. Hayden Hill was where a gold discovery happened, and a small town sprang up to support the miners. Hayden Hill no longer exists: as the mining stopped, the town's people left for other communities. Madeline was formed at the north end of another rich farming valley, and along the railroad tracks heading north to Alturas, California, this community to this day has about 50 people living in and around the town. A narrow gauge railroad (Narrow gauge rail transport) ran through Lassen County from 1880 to 1927, and was called the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway. The N.C.O.R. was the longest small gauge of the century. It was meant to connect Reno, Nevada to the Columbia River, but only birth_place Alturas (Alturas, California), California dead dead Born in Alturas, California, he moved with his family to Reno, Nevada, in 1906 and attended the public schools. He graduated from the University of Nevada at Reno in 1926, and was admitted to the bar (bar (law)) in 1927, commencing practice in Reno. He was a member of the State assembly in 1933, and was district attorney of Washoe County (Washoe County, Nevada) from 1935 to 1941, and resigned in 1941 to enter active service in the United States Army as a second lieutenant. He was commissioned a colonel and discharged in 1945, and then returned to Reno to resume the practice of law. DATE OF BIRTH September 25, 1903 PLACE OF BIRTH Alturas (Alturas, California), California DATE OF DEATH July 23, 1965


Kirkland Lake

-Hughes Gold Mines Limited in 1913, to develop a gold discovery by prospectors Sandy McIntyre and James Hughes at Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The Teck-Hughes Mine would produce for 50 years until 1965. The Beaverdell Mine, purchased by Teck in 1969, went back even further to 1898, and produced silver until 1991. Biography Stevenson was born near Virden, Manitoba. He began working in the gold mines of north-eastern Manitoba in 1938 but moved


Vernon, British Columbia

decided to camp in Vernon, which started to develop in 1863, following a gold discovery at the Cherry Creek (Cherry Creek (British Columbia)), Monashee Mountains, Mission Creek (Mission Creek (British Columbia)) and east side of the Okanagan Lake. After the development began, numerous ranches were constructed. Centreville, the community's original central business district, was formed in 1885. That same year, a post office, hotel, general store and school house was constructed. birth_place Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) draft undrafted DATE OF BIRTH February 4, 1979 PLACE OF BIRTH Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH


Alta California

of Los Angeles, California. The mission was founded on September 8, 1797 near the site of the first gold discovery in Alta California, Ruscin, p. 196 and was the seventeenth of the Spanish missions established in present-day California. Named for Saint Ferdinand (Ferdinand III of Castile), the mission is the namesake of the nearby city of San Fernando (San Fernando, California) and the San Fernando Valley. The first Peruvian Pepper


United States

, Montana Madison County , Montana, United States. The population was 116 at the 2000 census (2000 United States Census). Alder takes its name from Alder Creek (named by Henry Edgar in 1863), the site of the second major gold discovery in Montana. Aarstad, Rich, Ellie Arguimbau, Ellen Baumler, Charlene Porsild, and Brian Shovers. Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Press. ref>

Gold Rush . The mill property was owned by Johan (John) Sutter who employed Marshall to build his mill (Sutter's Mill). The wave of gold seekers turned everyone's attention away from the mill which eventually fell into disrepair and was never used as intended. Neither Marshall nor Sutter ever profited from the gold discovery. By December 2007, Vietnam had established diplomatic relations with 172 countries, including the United States, which normalized relations in 1995.


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