Jacob Funderburg finds pearls 31 july 1914
TAKES 52 PEARLS FROM SINGLE SHELL Jacob Funderburg Makes Lucky Find at County's Notorious Bridge. SIYSJITERSJOSLMK Jacob Funderburg. who lives near the famous perhaps notorious Is the correct word Funderburg bridge, had the good fortune to find fifty - two pearls in a single mussel shell. Mr. Funderburg was down loooking at the ornamental bridge, which for months has stood without fills. Ho noticed a number of mussel shells on t he - banks, They evident ly were very old, and had been dug from tho river bed when the bridge was built. Mr. Funderburg believes .'She jshell that contained the pearls was possi bly a hundred years old. The shell waB pink, arid Mr. Funder burg took out forty - eight pearls. Mak ing another search he took four more. The pearls Included a number of slug - ? which are probably of minor value, but slugs and pearls filled an ounce bottle two - thir.ls ' full, and one slug wag so large it would not go In the bottle. 'Now we will have pearl hunters coming out there," said Mr. Funder burg but if they come they - had better better walk, because that fill isn't in and the road isn't complete though the commissioners have sold the bond j long ago.