Sulphur Deposit

Mark Twain

Virginia City Territorial Enterprise/ c. January 1, 1863

L.Dow Huntsman, who reached Carson on Monday from Humboldt County, brought to the office several specimens of pure sulphur with him, which had been taken from a small mountain of that material, situated about twenty miles west of Unionville. That locality may be in close proximity to the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, and it may not. Yet we are of the opinion that this item will change the destination of a good many moderate Christians who are now preparing to emigrate to Humboldt. However, it will give the regulars a better chance than they generally have in mining regions.


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