Angela Decker en Ghosts Of The Goldrush <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In January of 1852, mule-packers John Poole and James </span>Cluggage<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, owners of ‘Jackass Freight,’ were carrying supplies from the Willamette Valley to Sacramento, California. They stopped to camp near what is now Jacksonville, and, while digging for water, struck gold. The men quickly staked a claim on the land in what turned out to be the biggest gold discovery in the state. When word got out, miners from all over the country headed toward southern Oregon to make their fortune. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:49:15 +0000 Angela Decker 346 at