• Gold Rush Chronicles

    2019-7-15 · Amador ~ am''-uh-dor; Spanish: Lover of Gold Amador County was formed in 1854 and named after native Californian Jose Maria Amador.The first gold quartz mine in California was started in 1850 at Amador City. Jackson, the county seat, has the deepest mines on the Continent, which produced over half the gold mined in the Mother Lode.Mining ended in 1958.

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  • 18 Gold Mining Towns on California''s Highway 49 ...

    2019-11-7 · The history of gold mining in this area is closely tied to the town of Coarsegold to the south. There was a bit of fine gold that was mined from the …

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  • The Baja California Gold Rush of 1889

    1980-1-1 · NOTES. 1. "The Mining Craze," The Los Angeles Times, March 7, 1889, p. 1 2. Richard E. Lingenfelter, The Rush of ''89 and Captain James Edward Friend''s Letters from the Santa Clara Mines (Los Angeles: Dawson''s Book Shop, 1967). 3. Bascom A. Stephens, The Gold Fields of Lower California (Los Angeles: Southern California Publishing Company, 1889).

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  • 21 Rivers in California that are Still Loaded with Gold ...

    2018-5-12 · Oroville, Nelson''s Camp and Rich Bar were some of the best mining areas, but there are literally dozens of historic mining camps along the Feather River. Miles and miles were churned up by bucket line dredges. There is still …

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  • Explore Real California Gold Mines! – Explore California''s ...

    California Gold Explorers. Welcome to California Gold Explorers. California has tens of thousands of gold mines, mills and towns slowly fading back into the earth. This site is dedicated to sharing California''s rich gold mining heritage with other …

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  • 14 Rare Photos Of Northern California''s Mining History

    2017-7-5 · These 14 Rare Photos Show Northern California''s Mining History Like Never Before The California Gold Rush put Northern California on the map …

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  • Women of the California Gold Rush | Their Stories & History

    2015-1-25 · Charles Christian Nahl Luzena was a wonderful writer, painting word-pictures of Gold Rush scenes that rival her male counterparts. Here is her vivid description of the two-room Sacramento hotel, in which Luzena and her …

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  • California Gold Rush | Definition, History, & Facts ...

    1  · California Gold Rush, rapid influx of fortune seekers in California that began after gold was found at Sutter''s Mill in early 1848 and reached its peak in 1852. According to estimates, more than 300,000 people came to the territory …

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  • A photograph of a group of white and Chinese miners at a ...

    The Gold Rush attracted more than 25,000 Chinese immigrants to California in search of the rumored "gold mountain" promoted in Chinese cities and towns. Instead of a gold mountain, Chinese immigrants encountered the difficult and uncertain work of …

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  • California Ghost Towns & Mining Camps – Legends of …

    2021-12-18 · Coloma – Gold Town to Ghost Town. Columbia – Gem of the Southern Mines. Darwin Barely Hangs On. Death Valley Ghost Towns. Death Valley Junction & the Haunted Amargosa Hotel. Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Empire Mine, Grass Valley. Ghost Town Stretch Across the Mojave Desert. Goffs – A Crusty Ghost.

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  • 1849 California Gold Rush Stock Photos and Images

    The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) - A queue at A Californian Post Office in the mid 1800''s where locals stood in line to collect their mail during the Californian gold rush ( San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boom-town of about 36,000 by 1852 and In 1849 a state constitution was written.)

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  • Legends of America Photo Prints | California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush In the cold morning hours of January 24, 1848, James Marshall, a construction foreman at Sutter''s Mill, was inspecting the water flow through the mill''s tail race.The sawmill, on the banks of the American River in …

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  • Mining Camp Map

    2003-5-14 · The Mining Camps Prentice Mulford, an early participant of the California Gold Rush, wrote "The California mining camp was ephemeral. Often it was founded, built up, flourished, decayed, and had weeds and herbage …

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  • Historic Gold Mining Towns | myMotherLode

    2  · Douglas Flat California Historical Landmark number 272 states: "Douglas Flat was a roaring mining camp of the early 1850s. In 1857 the Harper and Lone Star Claims produced $130,000 worth of gold ...

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  • California Gold Rush collection, | Library of Congress

    Correspondence, travel journal, and typescripts of notes by various individuals who participated in the California Gold Rush. Correspondence chiefly of miners and individuals working in mining camps to family members and friends documenting their experiences. Subjects include the hardships of mining, methods of mining, homesickness, and impressions of mining camps and …

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  • California Gold Camps

    2018-4-27 · California Gold Camps. Those early California Gold camps with their boardwalks, muddy streets, false-front buildings and tent houses were as …

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  • Angels Camp

    2003-5-14 · An interesting glimpse of the Gold Country can be seen through the eyes of two writers who spent some time in Angels Camp and the vicinity during the wild days of the Gold Rush. Bret Harte visited the gold regions for a few short months, teaching school at a camp in the Southern Mines, and then mining for a brief time at nearby Robinson''s ...

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  • Gold Rush: 1848–1860: Mining Techniques | Picture This

    The change in mining techniques is really the story of the evolution of the Gold Rush from an individual to a corporate phenomenon. A few years after 1849, when hydraulic jets were the main mode of mining, an individual could no longer go to California to "strike it rich." Large corporations essentially ruled the Gold Rush and literally had the ...

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  • Gold Rush of 1849: A History of Gold Mining

    2020-11-17 · Content approved by Jerry Parker. The California gold rush started with the discovery of small pieces of gold in the Sacramento Valley. News began to spread after this discovery, which led thousands of prospectors to flood into the area around San Francisco. Between 1848 and 1849, the non-native population in California swelled from around 1,000 to …

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  • "Dame Shirley" Describes Life at a California Gold Mining ...

    Clapp''s subject in the "Shirley letters," as they are called, was life at the gold mining camps of mid-19th-century California. Clapp knew about life in the world of California gold mining from first-hand experience. With her husband, a doctor, Clapp left the East Coast for California in 1849. At first the couple settled in San Francisco ...

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  • Hite Cove – Explore Real California Gold Mines!

    Hite Cove (aka Hites Cove) is small mining camp tucked along the Merced River. John Hite discovered gold here in 1862 and ran the mine for 17 years. The simple stone arrastra eventually became a 20 stamp mill. The post office operated from …

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  • What Was Life Like in Gold Rush Mining Camps and Towns ...

    2020-3-25 · Gold-mining towns grew rapidly and usually included shops, saloons and brothels, along with other businesses to meet the miners'' needs. However, the rapid growth brought lawlessness to the towns. The mining camps were tent cities that grew rapidly in areas of gold discovery, and people often moved to the next site within months after the gold ...

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  • Murder and Mayhem in the Gold Rush Era — Calisphere

    Several images portray individuals "rescued from the authorities" and hanged — before being tried or even given a hearing for the crimes of which they were accused. Drugs were also part of Gold Rush communities. As several images show, people sometimes smoked opium in underground opium dens.

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  • Chinese Americans and the Gold Rush | Inside Adams ...

    2021-1-28 · Chinese immigrants and the Gold Rush. In the beginning, Chinese miners worked for themselves or labored for other miners. Due to an increase in Chinese immigrants, anti-immigrant feeling permeated mining camps and in 1850, the California legislature passed a Foreign Miners License Law, which charged all non-U.S. citizens $20 per month. The law ...

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  • California Gold Rush Photos and Premium High Res …

    Browse 2,129 california gold rush stock photos and images available, or search for california gold rush map to find more great stock photos and pictures. gold prospectors - california gold rush stock illustrations. Prospector pans for gold in Northern California. Hand tinted photograph, circa 1890. Chinese workers panning for gold in California.

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  • California gold rush history with photos

    2020-11-2 · Photo Gallery, to see these photos and more. California is called the "Golden State" possibly for many reasons, among which, and in addition to its abundant sunshine, is the exciting and colorful history of the Gold Rush.. Along …

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  • Mining History and Geology of the California Gold Rush

    2018-1-2 · Mining History and Geology of the California Gold Rush. The Nature of Gold. Chemical Symbol:Au Atomic Number:79 Atomic weight: 196.967 Specific Gravity:19.3 (19.3 times as heavy as an equivalent volume of water; twice as …

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  • Gold Rush 1849 Stock Photos and Images

    The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) - A queue at A Californian Post Office in the mid 1800''s where locals stood in line to collect their mail during the Californian gold rush ( San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in …

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  • Art of the Gold Rush at Oakland Museum of California

    2015-7-9 · Welcome to the Art of the Gold Rush.Don''t miss the buttons above, which will expand and extend your Gold Rush experience. For an overview of the exhibition, click here.When you''re ready, click here to launch the tour. This is a virtual tour of a real exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California, jointly organized with the Crocker Art Museum.

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