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North Carolina / Gem Capital #211013

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 19, 1970
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(Studio) Franklin, North Carolina has interesting tourist attraction.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Franklin, North Carolina) Town "Gem Capitol of World"; jewels found along creek bed; 15 tourist gem mines make good profit; $2 to get on property, $1 for 6 buckets dirt. [Unidentified tourist MINERS - talk of finding rubies and sapphires.] [Mine owner Addis JACOBS - says tourists lured by chance at something for nothing.] Lapidarist business good; West town built for tourist atmosphere.

Mudd, Roger

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