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1805 Letter by Thomas Jefferson For Sale: $35,000

Ever want to own a letter written by Thomas Jefferson? Here’s your chance. The Associated Press reported that the Raab Collection of Philadelphia is selling a letter written by the former president for the low, low price of $35,000. Previously, …

Mercury From Gold Rush Contaminating Wildlife Today Mercury From Gold Rush Contaminating Wildlife Today

Gold mining has been called “the gift that keeps on taking” by geographer Gary Brechin, and the damage to California will possibly last ten millennia. The LA Times and USA Today report that the hydraulic mining practices of gold rush-era …