Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Search for the Albany Mine Part 1
This is a bit of video from very early winter, Nov. 2012 ( Before the world ended :) )
As I recall the story of the Albany mine from one of my books on Oregon history. Two guys owned and worked the mine, they were following a vein of gold into the rock. A visiting businessman saw the vein they were working and offered the two men $75,000 to buy the mine. (Note we are talking about 1870 US Dollars here) The men agreed and the businessman headed back on his horse to the town of Albany Oregon to get the money out of the bank. The trip via horse would take a few days and the men start to think. They got greedy and planned to work the mine day and night to get as much gold as possible before the businessman arrived back at the mine with the payment. Sure enough by the time the businessman showed back up at the mine the miners had come to the end of the vein of gold and the businessman headed back to town with his $75,000.
I will look though and find the book that had this story and reread it, if anything needs to be corrected or more info is in the story that I have forgotten.