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FALCKE'S GOLD,GENOA, NEVADA

SCULPTURES > ORIGINAL WOODCARVINGS
Hand- Carved
Mahogany Sculpture
by Carl Bandy

15" x 18" x 2"

$600


Originally comissioned by one of my favorite collectors near Reno, Nevada  "Falcke's Gold" is a testament to the innovation of the Railroads during Califonia Gold Rush in the late 19th century. Finding charcoal to fuel the locomotive steam engines carying gold ore across the Great Basin required ingenuity and ironically, the rarity of coal in the region made the charcoal produced by burning trees in these large kilns worth more for a time than the gold ore the trains carried!
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