Overview: These articles were copied from ‘The Mining and Scientific Press’(M&S Press), a weekly newspaper from the 1800s and 1900s that composed their own stories and reprinted articles for local newspapers. These papers were grouped into six-month volumes, about 400 to 600 pages each, with two volumes covering one year. Much of the text for the M&S Press was from local newspapers. Mining with emphasis on the Forest Hill Divide/Iowa Hill Divide, are the focus of the articles presented here with mention of the river bars, and rich mines in Ophir, Dutch Flat, and Gold Run. Editor footnote: I tried to maintain the interesting spelling, grammar and formatting from the past while removing any errors from copying the old documents and pasting them into modern formats. Tom Birch