Cracker Jack Con Gold Mining Stock (106602)

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Cracker Jack Con Gold Mining Stock   (106602)
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I/U #1633 100 shares JS Willard 1903. Nice above ground mine vignette. "In 1862, five men from South Carolina were on their way to the California gold fields. While camped near cracker creek, they discovered gold in the creek gravels. The men decided to stay in the Sumpter area and built a cabin which they named Fort Sumter after a famous Civil War era fort in South Carolina. The isolated town grew slowly over the next 30 years. The availability of heavy mining machinery in the 1890's, and the arrival of the railroad in 1897 resulted in rapid growth of the town. By the early 1900's Sumpter had thousands of residents. The mines around Sumpter were producing millions of dollars in gold every year, earning Sumpter the title of "Queen City". The first of the massive floating gold dredges began mining river gravels just outside Sumpter in 1913." from westernmininghistory.com. Horizontal folds

Date: 1903
State/Country: Oregon
City/County: Sumpter