The Gold Shores was discovered in 1905 by land developers from Port Justin. Practically worth nothing, it was left as a slow moving river with little development.
A farmer, James A. Usher, discovered a gold nugget along the banks of the river near his farm in 1911. Before soon, a huge gold rush started. From 1911 through 1915, huge amounts of people flocked to Port Justin and the river. When gold became more scarce and expensive to mine, the gold rush eventually ended in 1915. There is still gold today, but it is further underground and more scarce.
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|Major cities: Port Justin · Shady Oaks · Brownville · North Oak|
Geographical Features: JAR River · Shady Oaks River · Pine Mountain
Other: Jill economy scare of 1972