|Title:||Bonner gold mining and agricultural property report|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 oversized folder A)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a report of the Bonner gold mining and agriculture property situated in Carroll County, Georgia.|
In 1867 one George R. Zinboth came into possession of the Bonner farm, principally because he squatted there, and no one disputed his right to the possession. Ten years later he went away, and its present owner took the farm, which he has held now for nearly seven years. He, too, used the property for agricultural purposes, and as a means of adding to its productiveness, cleared away some of the timber, in which the property was rich. It was while preparing some of the denuded timber lands for cultivation that the owner discovered gold in the lot then in process of clearance. A further investigation resulted in the discovery of more gold hidden away down under the loam, and gold in sufficient quantity to pay to work it. New York Times, October 16, 1886.
Bonner gold mining and agricultural property report, 1886. MS 2593. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.