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Whatever happened to Salt Plains gold?

| May 21, 2008 | 0 Comments
Whatever happened to Salt Plains gold?

By Phil Brown, Commentary Published: April 30, 2008 12:26 am The time was 158 years ago. The place was Great Salt Plains and five guys returning home from California, where a gold rush was under way, were running for their lives. They were being pursued by a band of Cheyenne-Arapaho Indians bent on killing them, […]

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Letter perfect

| April 20, 2008 | 0 Comments
Letter perfect

After a decade of fund raising, Nevada brings home a precious cache of records on a lost chapter in state history By Dennis Myers dennism@newsreview.com This article was published on 04.10.08. Of the Grosh brothers who discovered the Comstock Lode, one historian wrote, “No one else in that region was so well equipped for the […]

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