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As published in The Tomahawk, Tehachapi, California, in 1907

Originally published in The Tomahawk, Tehachapi, California, on Friday, Jan. 18, 1907

L.F. Hess, a U.S. geological surveyor, is a visitor in this city gathering information for the department with which he is identified.

Mr. Hess is particularly engaged in ascertaining the whereabouts and extent of gypsum deposits and steel hardening ore. For the past four or five days he has made Bakersfield his headquarters and has investigated the gypsum deposits on the West Side. Tonight he expects to leave for Randsburg to inspect the famous tungsten mines in that vicinity.

The ore from these minutes, which ar the most extensive in the county, is now being shipped directly to Germany where it is largely utilized by the Krupps. — Californian, Jan. 15, 1907

This transcription keeps the original spelling and punctuation for the sake of accuracy, although more paragraph breaks may be added to aid readers. When errors of fact, or the spelling of names of people or places are known, they will be noted here, as appropriate.

Editor’s note: The article is attributed to The Bakersfield Californian, aka Californian

Index notes: Hess, L.G.