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Mojave River Valley Museum
The Mint at the Mescal Mine
An article in the Los Angeles Sunday Times, December 8, 1895,
by John E. Bennett, U.S. Secret Service Bureau
The Mescal Mine
The Mescal mine lay on the east
slope of one of the largest mountains
in the Mescal range...
“What was the reason?” this was
the inquiry on every one’s lips. ...
All of the Facts
All of the above facts I learned
from my guide and ...
A Hard Case to Handle
alone was it difficult by reason of the
fact that the operators were ...
Continuing on the Case
We secured a good description of
this bacchanalian silver owner, and I
started in search of him. ...
A Good Team of Mules
... It was a long and weary
drive, across a broad desert into a
country of ...
A Government Detective
... I knew the
operators of the Mescal mine were
a lot of counterfeiters and that I had
come there to arrest them, ...
Counterfeit Silver Dollars
After witnessing this I felt sure that
coining was going on ...
The Morning Shift
if you ever come here again I shall
send you to San Bernardino to jail.” ...
I Will See
scrambled rapidly down toward us,
while Davis and Spencer turned white
He replied that that seemed to be a
unusually heavy one, and it was. There
must have been a ton of giant powder
burnt in that explosion. ...
... The metal I took
from the refining pot was assayed and
found to contain just the proportion
of pure silver and ...