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Blacksmith at Auburn Oregon

Aubrun, Oregon town profile has been added.

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Virtue Mine - Oregon

History and Settlements of the Blue Mountains Gold Belt, Oregon.

This document from a 1900 USGS report provides an overview of the Blue Mountains Gold Belt of Oregon, at the time one of the lesser known gold districts in the western states.
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Incline Shaft of the Elkhorn Mine

The Iconic Elkhorn Mine in Elkhorn, Montana is detailed here in rare photos.

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Dutch Flat 1860s

Dutch Flat, California town profile has been added.

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Nevadaville Colorado 1890s

Nevadaville, Colorado gallery has been updated with new photos.

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Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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