The "Forty-Niners" examining sand in serach of gold.

Forty-Niners

The "Forty-Niners" examining sand in serach of gold.

The Klondike Gold Rush during the late 19th century. Many immigrants moved to Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, Canada, in hopes of finding gold.

Klondike Miners

The Klondike Gold Rush during the late 19th century. Many immigrants moved to Dawson City in the Yukon…

The first non-Native American community in the California Central Valley.

Sutter's Fort

The first non-Native American community in the California Central Valley.

"Sutter's Mill, where gold was first found in California." -Gordy, 1916

Sutter's Mill

"Sutter's Mill, where gold was first found in California." -Gordy, 1916