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Thar’s gold in them thar Adirondacks?

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In 1896, gold fever was so intense in northern New York that the New York Times reported, “There is not a guide in the whole Adirondack region who has not dreamed at some time of stumbling upon this fabled Golconda, and of coming forth in the end to astonish the world with his riches.” “Golconda” is a location in India famous for mines that produce valuable gems. The possibility of finding gold in New York ...


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