Friday, March 11, 2005

Mountain gold

The Digital Library of Georgia, along with some regional libraries, has a new exhibit called Thar's Gold in Them Thar Hills, about the 19th century gold rush in the hills around Dahlonega, Ga. There are photos and correspondence about he mines as recent as 1940. Some files discuss the U.S. Mint offices in Dahlonega and Charlotte NC.
The story of gold has been big around here. There was so much gold in the Dahlonega area that there was enough to gild the Georgia Capitol dome. Down the Hiwassee River, around Coker Creek, TN, there was a gold rush in the early 1800s.

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