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In 1799, a young boy named Conrad Reed made the first documented discovery of gold in the United States. This discovery led to pan and shaft mining in the Piedmont throughout much of the nineteenth century. Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site preserves this history and allows visitors to learn about and try their hand at mining for gold.
North Carolina Field and Family (NoCar S 1 N672), Vol. 2 Issue 1, Spring 2015, p22-25, il, por, map