A collection of material related to the
emerging mining industry in California and businessman Henry Vail.
Henry Vail was born on January 25, 1842, in New York. According to History of Butte County,
he moved to California with his family in 1855. After several years, he began prospecting in
the local mines where he observed the rapid changes in mining technology. He later served as
a director of the American Dredging Company and prospectors hired him as a mining expert. He
remained in California until his death on July 29, 1918.
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