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Ellis Placer Mine. Located at NW edge of Sumpter. Owner Arthur W. Ellis. "Born in Michigan in 1865 the early portion of his life was spent there and in the State of New York. Coming to California in 1888, he drifted into mining, and later crossing into Nevada in 1892, he discovered the "April Fool'' and in two years took out $150,000, selling then to Capt. J. R. DeLaw. In August of 1894, he came to Cracker and bought out C. Rimbol's interests, consisting of about, 400 acres of placer land and three-fourths of a section of timber and homestead land, including the town site of Sumpter. His placer properties are yielding a good profit, the ground being very rich, and with proper appliances would even be far more valuable. He has lately begun to improve some of his city property, erecting a handsome home and a large opera house 62 x 100 the lower floor to be occupied by stores. He is also interested in other enterprises. being a heavy stockholder in the Sumpter Lumber Co. New Year's day, 1895, he married Miss Spalding, of Baker City." Source: p. 28, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
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Ellis Placer Mine.

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