Gold! Gold! Gold!

goldrush_mine2Gold is discovered in Oregon

In southern Oregon, in 1852, near the town of Jacksonville, gold was discovered. As more and more miners flooded the area a railroad line was built between Medford and Jacksonville. Learn how the local school youngsters kept the supply train from reaching Jacksonville. Find out how to mine gold by using methods of panning, placer and hard rock. Many men died trying to find the elusive rock. Discover the story of the BLUE BUCKET MINE and more on pages 66-68.  

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