VA-F55 Gold Mines

Marker text: GOLD MINES

This was the most notable gold-mining region in the country before the California Gold Rush in 1849. The Morrow Mine here, opened before 1835, was one of the earliest gold mines in which underground mining was employed. Profitably worked for a number of years, it was finally closed. Many other unworked mines are near by.

Conservation & Development Commission, 1930

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