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In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

August 19, 1915: What is believed by J.E. Chilberg, prominent banker of Seattle, to be the biggest zone of lead, silver, zinc and copper ore ever found has been discovered on the Stikine River, forty miles below Telegraph Creek, British Columbia. Mr. Chilberg, who has just returned from the find, says the contract is exposed for miles and may reach from British Columbia to Lynn Canal, Alaska. “If this thing is as big as it looks and as rich as the assays indicate,” said Chilberg, “there never has been a mineral discovery equaling it. It i...

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