Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
This is the notice of receipt of assessment paid by Latham and King of San Francisco to the Dayton Gold and Silver Mining Company. "Prospecting by assessment" was quite popular during this time of California history.
|Banking License, Ormsby County, Nevada, 1887|
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Frank Folsom and his father both served in the Nevada statehouse as the first father and son duo to do so. Before going into politics Frank ran a store where he sold hair, along with bricks, wood, and other stuff. All my sources point to hair being used for blankets and whips and such but I have a friend who is convinced the hair was being sold for use in making merkins. I cannot find anything regarding this field of endeavor during the settling of the west but I will continue to look as I would really like to find out if this was occurring in the "old west"