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A Sample of Montana Prospectors

I have seen at least two instances of a mule or a horse discovering a gold or silverĀ mine. Do you know where these were? Do you know of any other ones? Let me know & I'll publish it.

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# Web Link Hits
1   Link   134 Gulches & Bars
66
2   Link   Bill Fairweather - by Al Noyes
Alder Gulch - He was not acquainted with fear
138
3   Link   Fred Timmons - The Western News
Alder Gulch
123
4   Link   Barney Hughes: An Appreciation by Henry Edgar
Alder Gulch
113
5   Link   James Sweeney Narrative
Alder Gulch
142
6   Link   Henry Edgar - Contribution of Montana Historical Society
One of the discoverers of Alder Gulch
104
7   Link   George Orr - The Western News
Alder Gulch
100
8   Link   John J. Healy by Gordon E. Tolton
Scroll down for article. A fabulous prospector's story
141
9   Link   Almon Spencer - excerpt from Progressive Men of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Sun River Stampede
243
10   Link   Thomas B. Hunt - excerpt from Progressive Men of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Hunt, with some others, discovered Ophir - Blackfoot City, Mt.
253
11   Link   G. W. Stapleton - excerpt from Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Bannack was almost named for him.
229
12   Link   Charles L. Johnson - excerpt from Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Life of a typical Montana prospector - he "went broke" more than once.
199
13   Link   John W. Leland - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Amazing story and details
252
14   Link   Charles Bell - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
One of the first men to prospect Coeur d'Alene.
208
15   Link   John Berkin - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
He discovered mines on a tributary of the North Boulder.
210
16   Link   John E. Black - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
227
17   Link   George Lewis Blum - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
At Alder Gulch - 1863.
241
18   Link   Thomas Boyce - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Has located over 400 claims.
217
19   Link   Patrick Brogan - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Mined at Elk Creek since 1865.
204
20   Link   Thomas H. Cannon - excerpt Progressive Men of the State of Montana (1901). A. W. Bowen & Co.
Started at Alder Gulch - made as much as $500 a day. Blackfoot & Ovando.
211
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