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Re: Town River

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Posted by PDK on July 30, 2003 at 12:59:25:

In Reply to: Re: Town River posted by O'Ryan on July 29, 2003 at 16:24:58:

This piece is in an article on the CT site about the year 1852
In September one of the soldiers, lately returned from California said he observed gold in the gravel being quarried at the Grove Bridge. Gold fever hit the town. It was too late to do anything. Whatever gold was there was now covered with stones and mortar. 'Did you hear that a year ago the sappers and miners told the Government that there were shoals of gold in the river and that to protect it Lord Derby is getting the place closed up' somebody said. 'That shows us the English will never let us rise' someone else commented."

So it was either paved up then in 1851 or 52

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