California Gold Rush Country & Sierra Nevada Photos
The Gold Rush of 1849, started by a discovery at Sutter's Mill, drew thousands to pan and mine for gold in the mountains east of San Francisco. The pioneer American 49ers founded many towns along a road now called Highway 49. Today these scenic frontier towns are tourist draws hosting interesting museums.
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|Mariposa Museum, Mariposa, CA|
|Northern Mariposa County Museum, Coulterville, CA|
|Tuolumne County Museum, Sonora, CA|
|Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown, CA|
|Columbia State Historic Park, CA|
|Mark Twain Cabin & Stanislaus River|
|Angels Camp, CA|
|Angels Camp Museum, Angels Camp, CA|
|Calaveras County Downtown Museum, San Andreas, CA|
|Red Barn Museum, San Andreas, CA|
|Eldorado County Historical Museum, Placerville, CA|
|Placerville Historical Museum, Placerville, CA|
|Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Coloma, CA|
|Empire Mine State Historic Park, Grass Valley, CA|
|Nevada City, CA|
|Yosemite Mountain-Sugar Pine Railroad, Fish Camp, CA|
All photos on this page are originals by & copyrighted by Jim Steinhart.
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