Cornwall England, Cornish Cousin Jacks emigration to Virginia City,Nevada,America.Cornish tourist,genealogy and heritage information,cornwallgb

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CORNISH EMIGRATION
 
Cornish Cousin Jacks in Nevada
 
 
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In the spring of 1849, pushing west with
a group of Mormoms from Salt Lake City,
Cornishman William Prouse discovered
gold flakes at Gold Creek
 
 
 
Cornwall England, Cornish Cousin Jacks emigration to Virginia City,Nevada,America.Cornish tourist,genealogy and heritage information,cornwallgb
 
"the creek where Prouse prospected was
the door to one of the treasure-vaults of the world..."
 
Cornwall England, Cornish Cousin Jacks emigration to Virginia City,Nevada,America.Cornish tourist,genealogy and heritage information,cornwallgb
 
Gold Hill
 
...later to become known as The Comstock Lode
 
In 1860's, silver was discovered.
In 1873 the richest strike was unearthed.
 
 
 
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