U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 24
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24: LOST DUTCHMAN DAYS
Profile America – Friday, February 24th. An Old West legend is being celebrated starting today during Lost Dutchman days in Apache Junction, Arizona. Over the next three days, some 30,000 people will enjoy a parade, a carnival, live entertainment, and a wild horse and burro auction. The event is named for a gold mine supposedly discovered by a German immigrant who died before revealing the source of the gold he brought to town over the course of two decades. Many have tried to find the mine, and some have vanished or died mysterious deaths in the Superstition Mountains. The U.S. mines about 230 tons of gold each year, 9 percent of the world’s total production. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at <www.census.gov>.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012, p. 142
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 905, 908
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau