Gold, gold, gold….
“Large Lump——I.N. Bronson & Co. took out
on Monday last from a creek two miles from Jacksonville, Rogue River, a
lump of gold weighing twelve hundred and seventy-two dollars. It
contained but eight dollars in weight of Quartz. The above named company
took out upwards of $2,000 on the same day.”
(Sept 4, 1852 “Weekly Oregon Statesman” Salem, Oregon)