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Recover Stolen Gold Pieces

Two $20 gold pieces, stolen from the clothes of P.D. Norton of Mandan when he was playing golf at the Bismarck Country club have been recovered by the Chief of Police Martineson and will be returned to Mr. Norton. The money was taken from Mr. Norton's street clothes which were hanging in the club house. The money was recovered from a small boy, whose name is withheld.

The Bismarck Tribune, 5-18-1922

Note: the $20 double-eagle gold coins of the time had just under 1 ounce of gold in them. At today's gold value, the coins would be worth over $3,000 just in precious metals.

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