The Free Press Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa April 10, 1879
Rich discoveries of gold we are creditably informed, have been made in Cowley Co., Kansas. Mr. N. Rogers, living on the farm of W.F. Tovery, in Marion township has received a letter from an intimate friend, a man he says perfectly reliable, who writes the reports are well founded, and that land near him has gone up to about $200 per acre. Old California miners there say the mines are richer than any in that State.