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Virginia Frontier Fort circa 1755

Hupp Homestead, US history, Virginia

The Hupp Homestead, near Harrisonburg Virginia, was built about 1755. Stone houses like this have held up pretty well in the Shenandoah Valley over some 250 years of use during both the Revolutionary War and the US Civil War.

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Weaverville CA Gold Stamping Mill

California, California Gold Rush, US history, weaverville

Weaverville CA Stamp Mill
Originally uploaded by JoeDuck

Weaverville, California was home to a lot of gold miners back in the day, as the fast flowing rivers and streams of the gold-rich Trinity Alps gave up their bounty. More agressive mining techniques were used here at the stream behind the stamp mill, where “hydraulicking” water canons blasted aways tons of soil to uncover a the tiny flecks of gold dust that were then extracted via sluices.

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