George Harrison Park
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Beginning of Gold in South Africa
Nothing more than this rusted and lightly colored sign, along with a non-imposing stone wall, marks one of the most important sites in the history of South Africa. This facade is the entrance to what is now George Harrison Park, a plot of land that sits empty and unused. The city of Johannesburg has plans to develop it further. However, for now it is a lonely site upon which gold was once discovered sparking a rush of jobs, wealth and opportunity that forever changed the fabric of South Africa. George Harrison is one of the early prospectors who was granted a claim.
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