There are certain moments in history I would love to have been present at. Not the least of which is the frosty morning of January 24, 1848 when carpenter James Marshall found those first few gold nuggets just downstream from the sawmill he was building on American River.
That’s because it was this chance discovery that started the California Gold Rush. An event that quite literally made the Golden State what it is today.
But you probably knew that already, didn’t you? Well here’s something you might not know: There’s still plenty of gold in the cold, clear creeks of those Sierra Nevada foothills, just sitting there waiting for someone to [...]
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