11 Treasures That Are Still Hiding In Kentucky

It was so fine they made a whopping $5,000 in gold coins for their hard work. Instead of trusting a bank, they hid the coins in their hearth, about 20 miles out of Paducah. Unfortunately, a robber broke in soon thereafter, killing the brothers and taking the gold. It was buried near the home, but the robbers fled.

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Spotlight 49 Experience Alaska's gold-rush past

In 1902, an Italian immigrant named Felix Pedro struck gold near Fairbanks and inspired a new rush to the state's Interior, including many who'd missed out in both the Klondike and Nome. Fairbanks is now known as the "Golden Heart City," both for its gold-rush history and the fact that gold mining is still an important part of the economy.

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Travel Alaska Central Traveler and Vacation Information

The early mining history of Central is well preserved in the Circle District Museum, one of the best small museums in Alaska. Established in 1984, the main portion of the museum is a large log lodge that houses a miner's cabin, exhibits on early mining equipment, dog team freight and mail hauling.

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