Category Archives: gold

York Employers Allows Workers to Keep Gold

I was researching something else on newspaper microfilm the other day, but with the current price of gold over $1,200 an ounce, the article below caught my eye. It is from the July 31, 1934 issue of the York Dispatch. … Continue reading

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Yorker Finds Gold in California

Wood’s Creek, Jamestown, California. I just got back from a couple of weeks touring California and want to share one of the highlights of the trip. Of course, it had a York County connection. Was it visiting Alcatraz? No, the … Continue reading

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Yorkers See the Elephant but Not the Gold

Cased photo of Henry L. Smyser, taken by the J. T. Williams Gallery in York, probably not too long after Smyser returned from California. Not long ago I posted my York Sunday News column on the very organized California Company, … Continue reading

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Gold Fever Hits York County

Lewis Miller Drawing of the California Company Gold was discovered in California in early 1848. By the beginning of 1849, more adventurers from York County than you might think were headed for the gold fields, never mind the grueling voyage … Continue reading

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