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GOLD! at Pigeon Roost: The Story of America's First Gold Mining Scrip
Out of this assortment of varied and motley gold seekers emerged an innovative group of "Twenty Niners" who, out of necessity, developed mining techniques, banking and assaying systems in a remote area at a time when the world was not technologically advanced. There was no such thing as mining geology or geologic mapping practiced in the United States.
Georgians were the first to engage in these unusual pursuits, that lead the way for the mining, banking and assay house systems that flourished during the California Gold Rush.
Georgia's Pigeon Roost Mining Company was the first major operating mine in the 1830s. They issued private scrip in lieu of United States coin, which rarely circulated on the Appalachian frontier. Others followed suit.
This book recounts the stories of the Georgia Gold Rush, the Pigeon Roost Mining Company and similar ventures over several decades through the Civil War.
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