Chipman Silver Mine, Scotland Road, Newbury, Massachusetts. Courtesy of the Newburyport Public Library Archival Center. Clipper Heritage Trail
Thursday, August 26, 1875 Salem Register (Salem, MA)
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Map of the Mining Lands at Newbury, Massachusetts N. Little
This is a rare and extremely unique pocket map showing the mining lands around Newbury, Massachusetts. In 1874, silver and gold were discovered in the town of Newbury. In that same year, the Chipman Silver Mine was established and worked through 1879, then again for a few years in the early 1900s. In this short period of time, the mine yielded half a million dollars in silver. This pocket map illustrates the location of the mine, labeled "Chipman's Lode" as well as the claims by nearby landowners. It also shows in great detail the town of Newbury and Newburyport, including property boundaries and landowners, roads and railroads, and rivers and creeks. It can be presumed that the maker of this map, N. Little was a local landowner in Newbury. There are several references on the map to various properties with the last name of Little.
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