Gold Mining in North Carolina: A Bicentennial History

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North Carolina, Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, 1999 - History - 192 pages
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The first documented discovery of gold in the United States was in 1799 at John Reed's farm in Cabarrus County. This book traces the history of gold mining in North Carolina from that discovery to the twentieth century. The authors present case histories of John Reed and his mine and of the Gold Hill mining district in Rowan County, along with material on other gold mining activity in the state.

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About the author (1999)

Richard F. Knapp received his Ph.D. from Duke University. He reitred in 2005 from the Historic Sites Section of the N.C. Office of Archives and History. During his tenure at Historic Sites, Dr. Knapp was responsible for the research and development of a number of the state's historic sites, including Reed Gold Mine.

Brent D. Glass received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. since 2002 he has served as director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Previously, he served for fifteen years as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

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