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Frank Williams memoir, page 26

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and after looking around a few days went to work in the GreenMonster mine. I quit there on May 1, 1900, and returned toVanderbilt. I then worked in a well at Manvel, four milesfrom Vanderbilt, until late in June when I went to Los Angeles.About July 10, I came out to Sandy and worked at several oddjobs upon claims near the Keystone and in the Azurite orShenandoah Canyon. During September and October I worked inthe Azurite Mine. While working in this mine, I took a day offand with a man named Farnsworth and his wife made a trip out tothe Watchtower mountain north of Sandy and west of the GreenMonster. We brought in some rock that assayed about $8.00 ingold. The assayer who did this, was in Los Angeles and provedrather unreliable. Other assayers got less returns from thisore. However, they all got a little in both gold and silver.Farnsworth lost interest but my uncle A. E. Thomas of Goodspringsand I located several claims there. It was a very large ledgeand I was out then about a month in the spring of 1901, doinglocation. More assays from these claims all ran very low andwe gave it up.Early in May I went to Los Angeles and worked first in ahardware store and later on a threshing machine near Redondountil October of that year, when I returned to Vanderbilt.Before coming out, I mede a trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco.This was the first time that I saw that city. I was about togo out to the Copper World Mine to work when my friend,Mr. S. C. Root, suggested that we go out on the desert about two miles northeast of Las Vegas and sink a well at a pointwhere the then building Salt Lake and Los Angeles Railroad



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