By Elder John A. Robbins
Related to James Taylor Adams on September 18, 1941. Elder Robbins lived in
Glamorgan, Wise Co., VA. The WPA Project, The Alderman Library, The University of
Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Oh, it s been about fifty years ago. I was about twenty. Believe it was in 1884. Bob
Beasley came to Bell Co., KY and hired hands and put down a deep drilled hole in the
Rockface on Cannon Creek, near where Ferndale is now.
I never seen them but I ve heard it said that Beasley had a map which located the
Swift s Silver Mine in Rockface. Anyhow I do know that he worked there all summer and at
the last he got so he wouldn t let his hands see what came out of the hole. And when he went
to leave he filled the hole up. He said that there were good indications of silver in the rock.
It has been called Beasley s Hole ever
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