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Pearl Worth $3,000 Found-1903

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Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 2/18/2020 at 22:46:25

Manchester Democrat, Wednesday, Jun 17, 1903, Manchester, IA, Page: 3

Pearl Worth $3,000 Found

A pearl weighing forty and one-half grains was the find of Bert Robey, a shell digger in the Mississippi near Muscatine. He was offered $2,000 for it, but refused the offer, holding the pearl to be worth $3,000. It is the largest find known to have been made in these waters.


 

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