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Gold discovered at Pike's Peak...

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August 29, 1858

THE WASHINGTON UNION, Washington, D.C., August 29, 1858 

* Pike's Peak gold discovered 
* Cherry Creek 
* Start of Colorado gold rush

A page 2 report headed "Newly Discovered Gold Mines" says: "Monsieur Borden and company have arrived in Kansas City, from Pike's Peak, Nebraska Territory. He reports newly discovered mines. He brought with him several ounces of gold, and confirms the existence of gold mines on Cherry Creek, branch south Platte; latitude 39"

Perhaps one of the earliest reports about this famous gold discovery.

Other news of the day throughout. Some dampstaining, otherwise in good condition. 4 pages.

Category: Pre-Civil War