By Peggy Jackson Walls

Gold rushes in Cleburne and Tallapoosa Counties attracted hundreds of thousands of miners years sooner than California�s recognized strike. In 1936, creation on the Hog Mountain mine prompted Alabama to be famous because the most sensible manufacturer within the Appalachian states. In Hog Mountain�s heyday, a neighborhood German settler chanced on the valuable steel whereas digging a wine cellar. In Log Pit, unscrupulous speculators �shot� ore into rock crevices and �salted� nuggets on land to augment its sale worth. A Cleburne County miner wiped clean over 11 kilos of gold and used to be killed in a �free struggle� multi function day. subscribe to writer Peggy Jackson partitions as she lines a century of gold mining in Alabama.

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