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What was a "mining property" in 1916 ?
« on: Thursday 01 April 21 22:07 BST (UK) »
Hi all from UK.
I would appreciate any help please. My great grandfathers brother emigrated to USA in 1881 and spent his first 20 odd years in Wisconsin and Illinois, before moving across country in 1904 to settle in Bellingham, Washington, where he was a grocer.
I have known for a long time that he was recorded in 1917 in Tiflis, Grant County as having some land. Recently I found a newspaper clipping from July 1916 in the San Poil Eagle, (Keller, Ferry County) which states that he is " here and has begun work on his mining property , a short distance west of town"
My questions are, what exactly would a mining property be in 1916, and w
hat would they be mining at Keller ?
And could the mining property just west  of Keller actually be the same one as he had at Tiflis, although it it about 90 miles away, and more South West direction. I appreciate that 90 miles in the US is really just a short hop, as opposed to here in UK where it would be considered some distance. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thank you. Dale


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Re: What was a "mining property" in 1916 ?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 April 21 22:45 BST (UK) »
Gold.

https://ferrycountyhs.org/a-mining-history/

I don't think 90 miles would be described as a "short distance west of town."
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis