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    Goldminers Gold Rush Miners ~ California 1850 Famous Vintage Photographs & Photos Striking It Rich! Gold Miners using sluice to find nuggets and gold dust.

    In March 1858, gold was discovered in British Columbia. This drew an instant wave of American prospectors, the vast majority of whom did not find any gold. But, over the winter of 1858/59, about 30 of the ambitious, restless but thin-blooded Americans, including one Lyman Cutlar, escaped the brutal Canadian winter along the Fraser River by moving to the more temperate coastal climate.

    "In 1906, a massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern California." (www.pbs.org/...)

    This photograph was taken in 1898, and shows miners who were part of the Klondike Gold Rush. Notice in the background the long ribbon of miners making their way up the snowy mountain.

    A Cariboo miner sluicing for gold with a rocker box.

    miners, 1894 Site features Western Slang - Still here sometimes around here. LOL

    +~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ Farm buried in dust during the Dust Bowl Years.

    The company (which Levi Strauss founded in 1853) was then specialized in what Americans call ‘dry goods’, that is hardware, clothes, and basically everything the forty-niners (think California Gold Rush of 1849) needed to sift their way to hopeful riches.

    Gold Miners 1898 Gold Rush

    White and Chinese miners hoping to strike it rich during the California Gold Rush, 1852.

    Gold Rush-1897- Yukon Gold Rush also known as: Klondike Gold Rush

    May 15, 1940: McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

    Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of 1930s. THIS is the moment I will say, "no, you Don't have to clean your room today."

    Miners climbing the Chilkroot pass during the Klondike gold rush in Alaska.- 1897-98

    Prospectors at the Klondike Gold Fields in Alaska. This picture helps see why they called it a Gold "Rush". It is amazing to see the line of people going up the mountain, in search of riches.

    Silver City, California .. a ghost town from the gold rush

    A crew displaying a large nugget from their sluices. Klondike Gold Rush

    One of the 49'ers of the 1849 California gold rush.

    The Victorianist: “Here they find helping hands” Or: The Victorian House of Charity

    California Gold Rush miners searching for gold, 1852