Wild West

NEVADA’S SILVER LINING

After the gold rush came the silver stampede.

The first big strike occurred in California, triggered by nuggets carpenter James W. Marshall found in the tailrace at Sutter’s Mill, on the American River near Coloma, on Jan. 24, 1848. His discovery remained a secret only so long; a San Francisco newspaper confirmed the find in March, and a New York newspaper followed suit in

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