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July 7, 1862

July 7, 2008

One hundred and thirty gold miners, including a group from St. Paul led by James L. Fisk, set out on oxcarts from Fort Abercrombie on the Red River for the Montana gold fields. The federal government encouraged the expedition in an effort to find gold to finance the Civil War.

Thanks to Juliana James’ 4th Grade Class at Frost Lake Magnet School part of St Paul Public Schools for the research on January’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.