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California Gold Rush

California's Forgotten Civil War

Kevin Waite | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Kevin Waite

The tragedy of slavery and the trauma of the Civil War have left legacies with which all Americans, from coast to coast and everywhere in between, continue to live.

California's Historic Drought Brings Gold Rush

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

Historic levels of low water have brought on a crippling drought in parts of California, but it may have also brought on a second gold rush. As re...

This Ghost Town Is For Sale...And It's Cheaper Than Buying Your Apartment

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.13.2013 | HuffPost Home

A California property owner is literally sitting on a goldmine and is selling the land on Craigslist for just under a quarter of a million dollars. ...

Gold Rush!

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 06.21.2013 | San Francisco

RENO, Nev. — Tiny pieces of California Gold Rush history fetched big bucks at a Reno auction of Western Americana. The Jack Totheroh Collection...

Gold Rush 2.0?

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 02.16.2013 | San Francisco

SUTTER CREEK, Calif. — The gold miners who made California famous were the rugged loners trying to shake nuggets loose from streams or hillsides...

Gold Rush Redux: Mining Dispute Recalls California's Wild West Roots

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 04.09.2012 | San Francisco

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — California's Gold Rush was more than a century-and-a-half ago, but its Wild West spirit lives on in a dispute between gove...

A Look Back In Time: 13,000 Maps Of California In A Different Era

| Agustin Armendariz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Agustin Armendariz This week, the U.S. Geological Survey added 13,688 historical Califo...

Saki Knafo

Gold Hits Records High, Americans Sell Their Treasures | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at It was a rainy afternoon in January of 1848 when a builder named James Mar...

The 13 Worst Recessions, Depressions, and Panics In American History

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most of the early US recessions -- those in the late 1700s and early in the 19th Century -- were based on speculation in land or commodities such as c...

What Wonders He Has Seen

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

On Saturday, April 24, we went to Fenway Park to see Arthur Giddon, the Red Sox honorary bat boy. Also scheduled was a match bet...

High Prices Spark New Gold Rush In California

Financial Times | Matthew Garrahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It has been almost 160 years since the first California gold rush but, with prices hitting record highs, prospectors are once again flocking to the st...