1860 NEBRASKA TERRITORY

1860 NEBRASKA TERRITORY

1860 Nebraska Terr. Shorter Co, NE. The Gold Hill Settlement, P.O. Denver, page 789
ALSOP, William 24 m ENG miner
living along with 4 other miners
I can find no such County as Shorter Co. in Nebraska
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Gold Hill History

Gold was discovered in a small narrow stream in January 1859 by a group of prospectors who followed an old Indian trail up Four Mile Creek. This stream, named Gold Run, was said to have yielded $100,000 in gold during the first year. In March 1859, “Mountain District No. 1 at Nebraska” was created. Commonly known as Gold Hill, it was the first mining district organized in the Nebraska Territory.

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