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Bob Wilson's Swedish grandfather: photographic print


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1870 (year approximate) to 1899 (year approximate)


From the Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection (PH-00221) -- Series VII. Other areas in Nye County -- Subseries VII.I. Wilson Family (Toiyabe Mountains, Nevada). Robert "Bob" Wilson’s Swedish grandfather immigrated to the United States at the age of 18. He worked for a while in Colorado as a steam engineer, and eventually ended up in Spokane, Washington, where he married and raised a family. Bob Wilson’s father, Gustavus Edward Wilson, was the oldest son of the gentleman pictured here. Bob Wilson’s grandfather was one of several investors who purchased a mine and mill in Goldfield, Nevada, in 1906, only to find that another company had previously come in and taken out the gold.

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pho005900. Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection, 1880-1990. PH-00221. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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