Alabama Gold: A History of the South’s Last Mother Lode by Peggy Jackson Walls

By Peggy Jackson Walls

Gold rushes in Cleburne and Tallapoosa Counties attracted hundreds of thousands of miners years ahead of California�s well-known strike. In 1936, construction on the Hog Mountain mine prompted Alabama to be well-known because the most sensible manufacturer within the Appalachian states. In Hog Mountain�s heyday, an area German settler found the dear steel whereas digging a wine cellar. In Log Pit, unscrupulous speculators �shot� ore into rock crevices and �salted� nuggets on land to reinforce its sale price. A Cleburne County miner wiped clean over 11 kilos of gold and was once killed in a �free struggle� multi function day. sign up for writer Peggy Jackson partitions as she lines a century of gold mining in Alabama.

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