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A Sample of Montana Prospectors

I have seen at least two instances of a mule or a horse discovering a gold or silverĀ mine. Do you know where these were? Do you know of any other ones? Let me know & I'll publish it.

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1   Link   134 Gulches & Bars
"The ground prospects all the way from one cent to the panful of dirt to a THOUSAND DOLLARS. The latter amount has been obtained more than once in Confederate Gulch..."
105
2   Link   Bill Fairweather - by Al Noyes
Alder Gulch - He was not acquainted with fear
164
3   Link   Fred Timmons - The Western News
Alder Gulch
148
4   Link   Barney Hughes: An Appreciation by Henry Edgar
Alder Gulch
136
5   Link   James Sweeney Narrative
Alder Gulch
165
6   Link   Henry Edgar - Contribution of Montana Historical Society
One of the discoverers of Alder Gulch
126
7   Link   George Orr - The Western News
Alder Gulch
123
8   Link   John J. Healy by Gordon E. Tolton
Scroll down for article. A fabulous prospector's story
172
9   Link   Almon Spencer - excerpt from Progressive Men of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Sun River Stampede
279
10   Link   Thomas B. Hunt - excerpt from Progressive Men of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Hunt, with some others, discovered Ophir - Blackfoot City, Mt.
283
11   Link   G. W. Stapleton - excerpt from Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Bannack was almost named for him.
261
12   Link   Charles L. Johnson - excerpt from Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Life of a typical Montana prospector - he "went broke" more than once.
221
13   Link   John W. Leland - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Amazing story and details
287
14   Link   Charles Bell - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
One of the first men to prospect Coeur d'Alene.
224
15   Link   John Berkin - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
He discovered mines on a tributary of the North Boulder.
230
16   Link   John E. Black - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
245
17   Link   George Lewis Blum - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
At Alder Gulch - 1863.
273
18   Link   Thomas Boyce - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Has located over 400 claims.
236
19   Link   Patrick Brogan - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Mined at Elk Creek since 1865.
226
20   Link   Thomas H. Cannon - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Started at Alder Gulch - made as much as $500 a day. Blackfoot & Ovando.
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