CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 09, 1973
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(Studio) Prospector in Gardner, MT, content to find gold without worrying about prices.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Gardner, MT) Earl McConnell is last of shovel and pan prospectors. Ea. day McConnell finds gold in Yellowstone River. [McCONNELL - insists gold abounds in river. Lives all alone and prospects gold because he's free and he likes it.] With shovel and pan, McConnell finds gold specks and shows reporter specks and nuggets of gold in cans and bottles. McConnell's philosophy of life questioned. [McCONNELL - says when he dies, it will start life cycle all over, not afraid to die.] McConnell drives into town each day for beer and news on TV. Folks think he's crazy to lead such a life, but McConnell always has cash for day's beer.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
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