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Prospecting

Miller discovers history in Texas

By From page B10 | October 15, 2012

Steve Miller of Cool recently found a Feb. 26, 1888 issue of the Georgetown Gazette in an antique store while visiting in San Antonio, Texas.

When he realized it was Georgetown, Calif. and not one of the many other communities with the name of Georgetown throughout the country, he purchased the document for $12.50.

Inside articles include: “City attorney drafts ordinance banning sale of tobacco to under 16-year-olds,” “New channel found at Forest Hill Live Oak Mine increases quartz mining,” and “Daily transcripts from Dec. 8, 1876″ of “delinquent taxes,” “store robbed of guns and pocket knives,” “Local Briefs: Grapes grown in Sonoma and Nevada City Prospers,” Local Affairs: Gives insight into daily life,” “50,000 oz. silver to be coined,” “Government buying sterling: Expanding greenbacks,” and “Reduction of national debt.”

Rebecca Murphy

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