Washington County Tidbits 1820-29

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Submitted by Christine Lembeck

The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1823
Silver Mines –

Late accounts from Washington County, Missouri, inform (says the Lexington Gazette of 5th inst.) that a trading party was forming to visit Santa Fe in Mexico, and to open a silver Mine that was discovered last summer high up on the Arkansas River. The quantity and richness of the Mineral affords the most flattering prospect of a very extensive manufacture of silver within the limits of the United States.

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