Cunningham, William Wallace
Cunningham, a native of Kentucky, and discoverer of William's Creek, opened the Cunningham Mine in 1861 with three partners. Over the course of 4 months, 18,450 ounces of gold, valued at three hundred thousand dollars was raised. In Douglas, Chief Factor Governor Vice-Admiral Sir James to Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle Henry Pelham Fiennes 27 October 1862, CO 60:13, no. 12259, 426, gold statistics for the Cunningham mine from 1861 - 1862 are highlighted to illustrate the true character of the Caribou gold-fields.
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