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Frank Williams memoir, page 8

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that he took a paper which had the "Old Man of the Mountain" pictured on the front page. From what I have since learned it must have been a Littleton, New Hampshire paper.While stopping at the Keystone that spring, I met for the first time, Mr. A. G. Campbell, the mining millionaire who was a big investor in this section.At that time he was preparing to develop his mines at the new camp of Vanderbilt. Early in June my uncle returned from a short stay in that camp and told me that Campbell had a job for me there. As the Keystone was liable to close dovm any day I concluded to accept the offer. We started the next day, my uncle, George Rose and myself in my uncle's wagon. We went by way of Mesquite and State Line Pass to Ivanpah where we spent the night. We arrived in Vanderbilt about noon the following day (June 6) and went to work at once at the Boomerang mine. My work was principally wind-lassing and ore sorting. In addition to the mine work I kept the time book for Mr. Campbell and helped the China-mon "Sing" with his boarding house account. Vanderbilt was booming and I saw some thrilling times that summer.A paper was started by a man named Nash. It was called the Vanderbilt Nugget, but it passed away after two or three issues.Shortly after my arrival plans were under way for a big Fourth of July celebration. Campbell's mines were upon the south side of the main ridge running through the camp and on account of there being so many Utah men employed by him, was called "Mormon Camp."



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