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George U. Young’s ‘Mammoth Mines’, Youngberg, Arizona, ‘Goldfield’: MS1130 & MS3886 -CANCELLED

Cancelled notations by the Arizona State director’s on the face of the original 1894 Plat of the Claim of C.L. Hall as Mineral Survey 1130, illustrating the purported Mammoth Mines and others such as the Tom Thumb and Mother Hubbard lode claims. Later attempts to revise this scam was performed by George U. Young under his ‘Mammoth Mines’ and subsequent Young Mines of Youngberg, Arizona.

Tom Thumb is a character of English folkloreThe History of Tom Thumb was published in 1621 and was the first fairy tale printed in English. Tom is no bigger than his father’s thumb, and his adventures include being swallowed by a cow, tangling with giants, and becoming a favourite of King Arthur. The earliest allusions to Tom occur in various 16th-century works such as Reginald Scot‘s Discovery of Witchcraft (1584), where Tom is cited as one of the supernatural folk employed by servant maids to frighten children.”

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To give the poor dog a bone
When she got there
The cupboard was bare….