Title:Gold Rush Album - To California in '49 - The Complete Story of the Greatest Treasure-Hunt in History
At the beginning of the year 1849 one topic was uppermost in men's minds everywhere - the goldfields of California. In this album of photographs, drawings, newspaper clippings and posters the reader can go along with the American seeking his fortune, to accompany him (and often his family and farm animals) by the various routes he took to California. Here are the sights and rigours of the journey on the Overland Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, via the Isthmus of Panama, and around the Horn. Mining turned out to be no simple affair. Fortunes were not so easy to pick up as the stories had made it seem. Thousands of men of the gold rush stayed and built up the agricultural and industrial empire that their state so quickly became...
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