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Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942 Hydraulic Gold Mining, Alder Gulch near Virginia City

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03095.07 Author/Creator: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942 Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photographs Date: 1871 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Negative number cut off of left side.


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: American West, Geography and Natural History, Congress, Government and Civics, Ecology and Wildlife Preservation, Industry, Mining, Science and Technology

Sub Era: Development of the West