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Gold Discovered! 1829

From The Georgia Journal
Milledgeville, Ga.
Aug. 1, 1829

GOLD

A gentleman of the first respectability in Habersham county, write us thus under date of 22d July: Two gold mines have just been discovered in this county, and preparations are making to bring these hidden treasure of the earth to use." So it appears that what we long anticipated has come to pass at last, namely, that the gold region of North and South Carolina, would be found to extend into Georgia.

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Note: This appears to be the first announcement of gold being discovered in Georgia.

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