Every year, the city celebrates the discovery of gold. Gold was discovered outside the city but the city actually ended up where it is because the man who built the trading post had had a disagreement with the captain of the boat and the captain dumped him there......LOL.
There is actually a series of monuments to honor and celebrate the founding of the city outside of town, past Fox, on the way to the Missle launching facility.
Felix Pedro was only one of thousands who came north looking for gold. As one field petered out, they moved further north and west, looking for the next big strike. Turns out gold is plentiful in the area and has kept the city going. It is still being mined today.
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