C.W. Butterfield's History 1881 Grant County, Wisconsin

C.W. Butterfield's History 1881 Grant County, Wisconsin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...a village has grown into existence there. We then journeyed to what is called Mineral Point, which there went by the name of Little Shake Rag. After looking round the various diggings, I returned to Scrabble and moved my provisions, tools and furniture, consisting of blankets, spider, frying-pan, etc., into the neighborhood of Little Shake Rag; I found that neighborhood staked off; and after spending three weeks or a month, and not getting permission to dig where I wished, I pulled up stakes and moved ofl'. My next mining was in the neighborhood of the old Buck lead, near Galena, but meeting with the same luck as formerly, I moved into the vicinity of the Finney patch. which was discovered in the.fall of 1828 by men of the name of Clark, who sold to Finney four-fifths and to one Williams the other fifth. Finney afterward swindled the men out of some $250 he was to have paid them in July, 1830. I struck a vein of mineral that yielded 97,000 pounds, and paid one-third for ground rent. This was the custom when you dug on a lot where mineral had been raised and sold. Part of that mineral I sold at $7, and the next spring I sold the last 50,000 at $12 per 1,000. The next fall we struck a vein that turned ofi' 600,000 of mineral that brought $18 per 1,000; and in the spring of 1839 I struck another vein, south of the second, that turned out 405,000. The range altogether produced over two millions of mineral. The old Finney patch turned off 2,000,000 more, and good diggings there still. In May. 1832, I bought a horse and rigging, and rode as a volunteer, serving in Dodge's squadron during the Black Hawk war. During that campaign I saw more of human nature than I had before in several years. We had many difliculties to encounter, of which a...show more

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  • Paperback | 694 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,220g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774930
  • 9781236774934