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Treglown to the Goldrush
Posted by: Gay Treglown Knutson Date: April 11, 2000 at 14:15:20
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While Robert is manicallly charting us all on his dining room walls, I have been plugging away collecting more trivia and anecdotes.

This is an interesting piece of American heritage, with a Treglown twist....

HISTORY OF IOWA COUNTY 1881 Pages 678/679

"In 1850, the exodus evinced no signs of abatement, as, in point of fact, more emigrants took their departure this year than

in the preceding season of 1849. In the height of the ebb, sixty teams and two hundred persons left Mineral Point in one day. This is only a fair citerion of the progress in other sections of the county. When it is considered that each person or head of family took with him sums of money ranging from $200 to $500, an idea may be gained of the impoverished condition of a territory deprived of two thousand lusty laborers and a proportionate amount of wealth. Business was restored to equanimity in 1851 and 1852, when a reflux set in, and money was received from the gold fields to cheer the desolate ones at home.

It would be an utter impossibility to approximate the number of persons who visited California during the reign of the gold fever, but herewith is presented a list of the principal men who staked their fortunes:"

there is a list of men from Mineral Point and Dodgeville - then:

"From Linden - George Caldwell, Charles Harkins, William Goldworthy, Jr, and Sr, John Rule, Jr., James Goldsworth, Henry Treglown(my great great grandfather), John Crase JR. (Henry's brother in law to be), James Burnes, John Wonn, David Dickson, James Prince, Henry Stephens, John Batten, Mark Smith, William Webster, John Pearce."


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