Bullfrog Boomers Storm AlexandriaSource: Los Angeles Herald - Los Angeles, CA
Date Published: 1907-01-17
BULLFROG BOOMERS STORM ALEXANDRIA
Earle R Clemens editor of the Rhyolite Herald, arrived at the Alexandria yesterday accompanied by several other prominent mining men who are here to interest Angelenos in the excursion to Rhyolite January 24. Mr. Clemens comes here upon the solicitation of the Salt Lake road or the branch of it known as the Las Vegas & Tonopah road, which has just been completed into Rhyolite. He represents the board of trade of the Southern Nevada mining camp and has come to give illustrated lectures Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the chamber of commerce between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock.
He has come provided with a large number of Bullfrog district views which he will show by the stereopticon and as he is a good speaker it is probable he will win many admirers for the district.
"Excepting only the spot in which I am now visiting, of course, there is no spot in the world that is quite as wonderful as Bullfrog, and of course I believe that Rhyolite will soon be the center of attraction to all visitors to Nevada.
"The mining camps in Southern Nevada are comparatively new and as we have never before had railroad facilities we have had little change to show the outside world what we can really produce. The time is ripe now and I think paining men the whole country over will open their eyes.
"We are going to show the visitors the district and when they come away I am convinced they will have the gold fever just as badly as we who are already up there have it."
Mr. Clements is one of the pioneers of the Bullfrog district and is one of the young men who are now rejoicing that they stood the hardships which come from lack of transportation long enough to reap the rewards which will be theirs now.
Where Did He Come From?
"Big Bill Griffiths," one of the well know Rhyolite mining men who have made half a million dollars during the last year, walked into the Alexandria hotel yesterday with a big sombrero and a breezy western air that made the people open their eyes and ask "Where did he come from?" Mr. Griffiths is spending the post holiday vacation in Los Angeles.
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