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In 1847, two prospectors, Lan Gerlord and Jebediah Regan, traveling through the area on a long-term prospecting voyage, discovered a vast silver vein in the local hills. The two made a small mine, managing to avoid any trouble with the local natives.
 
In 1847, two prospectors, Lan Gerlord and Jebediah Regan, traveling through the area on a long-term prospecting voyage, discovered a vast silver vein in the local hills. The two made a small mine, managing to avoid any trouble with the local natives.
   
By 1849, after a return to St. Louis, Regan and Gerlord came back to the area intent on getting rich. With them was a small group of workers and other prospectors and, as word began to get out, the town of St. Claire was officially founded by that small population. Others arrived later on account of the silver, or Regan's drunken tales of "injun magic" when he was last in St. Louis.
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By 1849, after a return to St. Louis, Regan and Gerlord came back to the area intent on getting rich. With them was a small group of workers and other prospectors and, as word began to get out, the town of St. Claire was officially founded by that small population. others arrived later on account of the silver, or Regan's drunken tales of "injun magic" when he was last in St. Louis.
 
The name St. Claire is derived from the unfortunate death of one of the miners, one Thomas St. Claire. The specifics of his death have been lost to history, but stories discuss how he saved Regan's life from various environmental dangers and died in the process.
 
   
 
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