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April 29, 1859 – Pikes Peak Gold Fever

PIKES PEAK GOLD FEVER, SPARKED BY THE REPORTS OF THE GOLD FOUND BY W.G. AND J.O. RUSSELL NEAR CHERRY CREEK, HAS SWEPT THROUGH THE NATION. FOR ALL WOULD-BE-MINER EMIGRANTS, A HANDBOOK, WRITTEN BY WM. N. BYERS, THE LATE GOVERNMENT SURVEYOR, AND JNO. H. KELLOM, SUP’T OF PUB. INSTRUCTION OF NEBRASKA, HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY D. B. COOKE & CO. THE HANDBOOK CLAIMS TO BE A RELIABLE RESOURCE, DESCRIBING THE COUNTRY, CLIMATE, STREAMS, SCENERY, ETC. AND PROVIDES MANY USEFUL FACTS ABOUT THE JOURNEY WEST. Continue reading

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