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Founded by Mexican miners during the gold rush...



Item # 130181

January 01, 1891

THE UNION DEMOCRAT, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, 1891  Founded by Mexican miners—reminiscent of the state of Sonora, Mexico—during the California Gold Rush, Sonora was once a booming center of industry and trade in California's Mother Lode. Sonora & other mining towns of the era experienced economic hardship when the value of gold decreased. As "gold fever" died down, Sonora's size and population steadily decreased over the years.
Various news of the day and a wealth of ads, and in surprisingly nice condition for a paper of this year. Four pages, some tears at edges and browning at the margins.

Category: The Old West