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George Hearst was born in Missouri in 1820.
George Hearst was born in Missouri in 1820.
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September 30, 2016

IN HISTORY: George Hearst Purchases Edison Dynamo

On September 28, 1888, George Hearst purchased an Edison dynamo to power 75 Edison lamps in the Golden Star Mill in Lead, South Dakota, which was installed that winter. The Golden Star Mill was commissioned nine years earlier for $251,500.

George Hearst was a self-made millionaire and owned a major interest in the Homestake Gold Mine. Hearst married his wife Phoebe in 1862, and they had their only child, William Randolph, the following year. William Randolph Hearst chose not to enter the mining industry like his father, and went on to become a renowned media guru who influenced many facets of American life.

To read more about the history of Lead, visit the city's Black Hills Knowledge Network resource page

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