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Boyde Beck - PEI's Gold Rush in May of 1883

BoydeBeck2013Mainstreet.jpgJames Hughes was the first PEI entrepreneur who went in search of gold on PEI. He tried to keep it quiet, but soon the gossip had spread. This sparked PEI's gold fever back in May of 1883. Mainstreet's Historian Boyde Beck explains how PEI went from rush to rats.

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