Any gold found in the area around Littleton was quickly played out by the time this photo was taken in 1885. Nonetheless, local citizens would sometimes give it a try just in case. Here, Cyrus M. Curtis, an unknown helper, Luther Hill, and Julius D. Hill are placer mining for gold near what is now E. Belleview Ave. and S. Franklin St.
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