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o/t.. California Gold Rush photos...

6 years ago

Perhaps some of you local to California may be interested in viewing these photos from the 1850's, maybe there's a 'Jesse Hildreth' amongst them?... as most of the men are unknown.. and they are all men shown here..

This exhibition is currently showing at the National Gallery in Ottawa, and these are reprinted in the British newspaper The Guardian..

I have an interest more in the migration across the Plains to get to California/Oregon, rather than what they did on arrival. My favourite book on the subject is 'The Great Platte River Road' by Merrill J. Mattes [1969]... however, I do have a rose in my garden straight from the Gold Rush country, so that's my claim to fame..

Photos from The Guardian

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