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After a long day of digging gold out of the ground, crushing it at the mill and refining it at the lab, Ralph Johnsrud and his miners can go back to their homes in Virginia City. Referred to by many as a ghost town, Virginia city witnessed the rise... A "contrary mule" was given the credit for a Heflin woman finding some $30,000 in gold nuggets back in 1938. Comment?
Ever wonder how people mined for gold? Have no fear! You can use a pan, a large drill, and even explosives! Anthony did some digging and found out many of the methods that people get that rare substance out of the ground and into your wallet! Don't... Former gold mine worker, 81-year old John Barrett, recalled in an interview in 1974 of his days working in a gold mine along Gold Mine Branch in Randolph County . Barrett told the interviewer that he started working at the mine in 1906 and actually went into the 100 -ft. Comment?
Marta Mendez endangered runaway. Please contact the Heflin P.D. at 1-256-463-2292 with information regarding her whereabouts. Comment?
Petitioned by local officials, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Talladega National Forest , which included almost all the western half of Cleburne County. Comment?
Cleburne County, like the nation, was split in its loyalties during the Civil War , with deep divisions between those living in the northern end of the county and those in the southern end. Comment?
The Georgia Pacific Railroad was completed to Heflin from Atlanta, Georgia in 1882 and this contributed greatly to Heflin's growth. Comment?
After winning the fifth season of American Idol in 2006, Taylor Hicks has gone on to tour the U.S. and release several albums. Comment?
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