Jagersfontein 1890s to 1910


Jagersfontein is a small town in the Orange Free State province of South Africa. In 1870 a 50 carat diamond was discovered and it became one of the more famous diamond mines. The article above relates to the Excelsior Diamond found in 1893.

The Boer War

Boer War
Jagersfontein was the scene of fighting in the Boer War and was in fact evacuated on Christmas Eve 1900.