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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

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    Two Altus Citizens suddenly become Millionaires....1901

    Old Greer CO. OK - from the Plain Dealer 1901


    Altus, Old Greer Co., Oklahoma Territory
    (Excerpts from 1901)
    We think that the gold mine discovered last week by Dr.
    Satterfield and Claude Miller is none other but the celebrated "Dad"
    mine, of which Uncle Buck's boarders have heard so much. (Story on page
    4)

    Two Altus Citizens suddenly become Millionaires. Judge Jarboe
    tries to form a Stock company with himself as President. Claude Miller
    and Dr. J.J. Satterfield, came from a prospecting trip of several days
    through the mountains near Navajoe. Mr. Came immediately to the office
    and divulged the secret of a very rich and most wonderful gold find they
    had made. While scaling mountain they discovered a large and gruesome
    looking cave. Being cheered on by the glittering hope of finding gold,
    they ventured in. They found the cave to be very large, constructed of
    pieces of nature's handiwork. They penetrated this cave deep down into
    the bowels of the earth and found it a vat of midnight darkness. He
    stopped and raked up a handful of sand and about that time Dr.
    Satterfield gave a big whoop and yell, as if they were at an Indian war
    dance, and realizing the frightful darkness hovering around them, they
    both retreated in a double quick. In his scramble to get out Dr.
    Satterfield broke off a piece of rock inside the cave and pocketed it.
    They examined the sand and the piece of rock and to their great surprise
    found them both to be fully half gold. They were overwhelmed and both
    sat down and cried and wrung their hand with joy for fully two and a
    half hours. Both were very eloquent in describing this god discovery.
    Judge W.C. Jarboe, who is ever on the alert when real estate is
    discussed, came stalking in the office when they were about in the
    middle of the story. He immediately tried to form a stock company with
    himself as president. Miller and Satterfield did not approve. He kept
    close to the discoverer most of the evening, but Dr. Satterfield finally
    succeeded in eluding him and requested that we be sworn to secrecy about
    this matter, knowing in reason that Jarboe would spread the glad tiding
    to the four winds. Mr. Miller slipped out of town early Monday
    morning with the doctor's horse and buggy, we presume to guard the
    mountain and stake off their claims. No doubt they are both laboring
    under the impression that we will keep this discovery a profound secret
    until they can fully establish and perfect title to their claim, but we
    are running a newspaper and expect to furnish our readers the news
    regardless of consequences.

    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2007
    Summit County, CO
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    Re: Two Altus Citizens suddenly become Millionaires....1901

    Just wanted to say you post the coolest stories, GypsyHeart, and I read em no matter how old they are. You're kinda like the Steve Wilson of Tnet. I did hear a story about a Spanish silver mine on the north side of Navajoe Mountain. The old Spanish Road passes by there along the north fork of the Red River.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

 

 

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