I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
August 11, 2011
August 11: Comstock Silver Mine Opened, 1860
The prospectors out in the Utah Territory were looking for gold. They didn't like the bluish clay that kept gumming up their equipment, so they just washed it away.