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Thomas Bowles Shannon

Thomas Bowles Shannon, (1827 – 1897)

Born in Westmoreland County, Pa., September 21, 1827 and attended the public schools. In 1844 Shannon moved to Illinois, and in 1849 went to California to participate in the gold rush boom. It was in Plumas County, California, that Shannon became engaged in mining and mercantile pursuits.

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