Vermont Gold Rush

Vermont Gold Rush (HM1HDJ)

Location: Plymouth, VT 05056 Windsor County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 28.62', W 72° 41.707'

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In 1826 gold nuggets were first discovered in Newfane and Somerset, Vt. In 1851, ?49er Matthew Kennedy discovered gold in Buffalo Brook at Plymouth. By 1855, a "gold rush" was underway here and in Bridgewater, Vt. Prospectors staked their claims. The greatest activity occurred at Buffalo Brook and the Pollard farm. At Plymouth Five Corners, a gold mill and crusher were built. In the 1880s, seven companies were operating here. The Rooks Mining Company earned $13,000 in a six-month period in 1884. After Rooks went bankrupt in the late 1880s, mine manager and hermit Henry Fox searched for gold until his death in 1919. Recreational prospectors still pan for gold in Buffalo Brook and elsewhere.
Year Placed2008
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 12:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 686410 N 4816367
Decimal Degrees43.47700000, -72.69511667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 28.62', W 72° 41.707'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 28' 37.2" N, 72° 41' 42.42" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1945 Scout Camp Rd, Plymouth VT 05056, US
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