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The Rush Creek Bugle
Reveille Number Volume 1, Number 1
Page 1, Column 2
10 Sep 1916
Blown Every Once in a While in the Interest of Rush and Ten Other Creeks on Buffalo River

Transcribed by: Linda Haas Davenport

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This is an old yellowed brittle copy of a newspaper from the Mining era of Marion Co. It was sent to me by John Headrick. He tells me that he found it in his father's old papers. Many thanks to John for sharing this with us. I knew that some of the mining towns published newspapers but this is the first copy I've ever seen.

The photos in this newspaper are very dim. I've done the best I can with them.

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The royalty is anywhere from 10 to 20 percent of the gross production, according to the richness of the ground, etc. Developed leases sell for a good price. An operator or prospector can start with a little or lots of capital. If the man with the little capital is lucky, and gets into his ore quickly, he is mighty apt to mop up, and in a few months own a mine that is worth several thousand dollars. He has that chance.

Photo of Red Cloud Mine The production of ore from the Buffalo river district for the first six months in this year was approximately as much as the entire production during the year of 1915, and it is expected that the production during the last six months will be larger than the first half year on account of the new mills that will figure in the producing column.

Transportation facilities are better this year than they were last year. The roads leading into the camp from the various shipping points have been worked and put in good repair and efforts will be made hereafter to keep them in good condition.

The transportation question will probably be solved for good and all by the first of the year, by the building of a narrow gauge road into Rush. This road is in operation from Yellville station, to Yellville, a distance of two miles, and the grade is practically all in to this place, and the steel can be laid quickly.

The Buffalo river zinc district and Rush and its sister camps, are on a solid producing foundation. The daily turn-ins compare favorably, and in many instances are larger than made in the Southwest Missouri field over the same sized mills.

Buffalo, Yellville and Cotter, on the White River road, are the entry points for the rush camp. Hacks meet all passenger trains at the first two named places, and the trip takes from two to three hours.

Photo of Morning Star, Caps. & Ben Carney mines Buffalo City is at the mouth of Buffalo river. It is a splendid little village with a rattling good hotel, located right on the banks of the White river. Yellville is the county seat of Marion county, and is a thriving little city.

Cotter is in Baxter county on the White river, and is the division point for the I. M. & S. road. It is 13 miles from rush, and a prosperous little city.

Among the mines in the Buffalo river country and their operators are the Bonanza mine on Cow creek, under lease to Tom Foster, Ol Kirkland and associates. The Fox Den and Dry Bone being worked by Jim Dow. The Chickasaw operated by the Chickasaw Mining Co. The Ground Hog and Mine 16 on Cow Creek and Brushy, (fold of paper cannot be read) operated by W. T. Barr. The Dixie Girl on Boat creek, operated by a Little Rock company, with Ed Zimmerman as consulting engineer.

Photo of Bonanza Mine The George Washington, on the same creek that is under the management of Carl Schiller. The Sam Hill, by Barham Bros. and Sharpe. The O'Meara, on Buffalo River, that is being operated by Sam Parnell. T he O'Meara No. 2, that is being developed by A.F.C. Cooper. The Silver Hollow, under lease to J.E. Turner, Ed Zimmerman, Ed Schofiled, Tillar and Associates. The Philadelphia, Leader, Nelson, Red Cloud, Mackintosh, Sure Pop and Big Hurricane, known as the J.C. Shepherd group owned under lease and operated by J.C. Shepherd. The Mattie May and Rob Roy, under lease to Zimmerman and Schofield. The White Eagle, operated by the Maxine Mining Co., under the supervision of R.M. Fletcher. The Morning Star, Capps, Smuggler and Ben Carney, operated by Joe Reid and Capt. Geo. Chase.

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