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The Old Sluice Box — a poem from 1880

via the California Digital Newspaper Collection — “A Freely Accessible Repository of Digitized California Newspapers from 1846 to the Present” — try it out! Daily Alta California, vol. 32, No. 10883 – San Francisco, Saturday, Jan. 31, 1880. At the Pioneer … Continue reading

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The Prospector

“King Midas with the turn of a golden key had unlocked the door to Alaska, our last frontier. “And the prospector, what became of him? In a class by himself, the prospector gathers about him a romantic air as he … Continue reading

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