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Across the Continent; A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States, with Speaker Colfax [PDF]

by Samuel Bowles
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... THE MINES IN MONTANA. Mr. Albert D. Richardson of our summer party, who remained 'behind to visit Montana and Idaho, writes from Virginia City, Montana, October 28th, as follows: — "Montana is very promising, —richer, I think, than any of our other gold or silver States or Territories. The placer diggings are paying largely, and the quartz seems to mericher than anything else 1 have seen; and a good many mills are coming in. But thete are lots of Montana people in New York to sell leads, many of whom ought to be sent to the penitentiary for obtaining money under false pretenses. 'Beware of Wild-Cat' should be written over every article published on quartz-mining, in letters so large that he who runs may read, and the wayfaring man, though a fool, may not invest therein." From other sources are gathered the following facts: Alder Gulch is the theater of the original and most extensive gold-mining in Montana. Virginia City is the first and largest town here. About thirty millions of gold have been taken in the various diggings of the gulch; and the quartz mines at its head among the hills are now very popular and promising. The present population of the Alder Gulch region is about fourteen thousand. About one hundred and forty miles north and east, more immediately among the Rocky Mountains, is the second center of development and population; and Helena is its chief town, with about five thousand inhabitants. Neighboring valleys and gulches are also rich in gold and silver, both washings and quartz. Many millions of treasure have already been obtained from this section of the Territory. And the country is described as very picturesque and beautiful . It is watered by the head streams of the Missouri River, —the Jefferssn and Gallatin...
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1. Persia Emily | 22.05.2018 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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