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  • Lucille Kerner

    The California Gold Rush: After word leaked out about James Marshall’s gold discovery in the American River at Coloma on Jan. 24, 1848, people & the media fanned the “flames of interest and greed,” creating a worldwide drive to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Thousands came to claim their share of what reports said was a seemingly unlimited supply of gold in the stream beds and mountains of a wild, ungoverned region in Northern California.

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  • Aaron Harris

    Gold miners in California Gold Rush. Also possible Petruchio inspiration, but his clothing would be flashier.

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