"Located ten miles south of the county seat of Dadeville, the Farrow Gold Mining Company operated for 25 years following the War Between the States. Thomas Taylor Farrow (TT) built his own mine machinery, including a self-powered railroad system. Gold produced from the operations was minted in New Orleans, but to earn a dollar profit required spending three." Coley, "Climax of Gold Mining in Alabama" in Alabama Gold, a history of the South's last motherlode, p. 76.
Gold mines on the Devil's Back Bone