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2 pages | SMC 1752
In this brief letter, enclosing photographs and a newspaper from Bismarck “to show you what excitement there is here about the Black Hills and Gold,” Wild makes a trenchant remark about the Black Hills Gold Rush - started when General George Custer reported a gold discovery in the summer of 1874 - then underway: “I bet good money” he says, that those flocking to find fortune “will be disappointed by going there.”
Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages, recto and verso, octavo, Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, February 6, 1876. To his brother William Wild in Buffalo, New York.