Ep. 104: The Great Pearl Rush

Freshwater pearls have always been valuable finds, but one man found one in 1909 that was said to be worth a ton of money! All of a sudden, East Texas experienced a pearl boom. One person reported watching a thousand people combing lake bottoms hoping to strike it rich. Hear about the East Texas pearl frenzy in the latest episode of Wise About Texas.

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2 comments on “Ep. 104: The Great Pearl Rush

  1. Speaking of Lakes, I’ve been told that Green Lake near Victoria is the largest natural lake in Texas. Is that true.

    1. Ken Wise says:

      no, it’s Caddo Lake in East Texas.

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