The editor of the Shepherdstown Register recently visited the vicinity of Bakerton, and says:
Extensive repairs are being made to the old Virginia ore bank property, which has recently been bought by Mr. Edward Mealey, of Hagerstown, and the mine will be worked at its fullest capacity. — The new iron ore bank just being opened by Messrs. Moler and Trail is almost ready for business. The necessary machinery is in place, and in a few days active operations will be commenced on what we hope will be an important and profitable venture. During the past week or two several shafts have been sunk on the land of Mr. J. S. Moler and the fact again established that he has iron ore of excellent quality almost as plentiful as clay. Mr. Moler showed us very rich deposits in the old workings, just waiting to be dug out and shipped away. Mr. J. G. Hurst, of Harper’s Ferry, is interested in opening up Mr. Moler’s mine.
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