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Miner's Ten Commandments
(Item #: 791)

The Miner's Ten Commandments of 1849 open with a description of a miner spotting an elephant, and following the elephant as it led him to a tacked up version of the commandments. The very first commandment is, "Thou shalt have no other claim than one." The Miner's Ten Commandments were written by James M. Hutchings in 1853 and published in the Placerville Herald newspaper. This reproduction features Hutchings' original text, an illustration of each commandment, and an illustration of the famous elephant.

1 page
Document size: 14" x 16"