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GOLD RUSH - GOLD TOWNS (Old Wild West History Documentary)
 
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GOLD RUSH - GOLD TOWNS (Old Wild West History Documentary) INCREDIBLE HISTORY DOCUMENTARY - In the early 19th century, California was a dusty outpost few Americans had visited. Settlers began to trickle west, but it wasn't until 1849 that the onslaught began the Gold Rush. Gold Rush Ghost Towns explores one of America's most fascinating periods: the glory days of the western Gold Rush.
Views: 663556 Wild West History
Historic Hwy 49, California's Gold Country
 
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California's picturesque foothills fed by the clear crystal snow runoff from the Sierra, home to the many diverse Native American cultures was forever changed when James Marshall discovered Gold in California at Sutter's Mill in 1848 and set off the largest gold rush in history. Reminders of this abundantly rich history can be found everywhere along Hwy 49 as it winds and meanders through the Mother Lode mining towns of days gone by, through flowering white dogwoods, olive colored oaks and towering cedar, the remnants of history; old stone cabins and buildings, mining equipment, and stamp mills that were used to crush gold-bearing quartz. This historic area needs to be preserved and shared to save the heritage and rugged beauty of Hwy 49 and Gold Country, one of California's most precious resources, for everyone, everywhere. Today along this incredible American byway is a region of quaint bed and breakfasts, shops lining historic main streets, award winning wineries, fine restaurants, antique and gift shops, art galleries, golf courses, unlimited recreation and the chance to travel back in time... A 9.5 minute video covering Gold Rush history in the first half and Gold Country today in the second half. www.historichwy49.com #Sutter #Marshall #highway49 #americanriver #gold #panning #Coloma #Nisenan #Cullomain #suttersmill #Sonora #Mariposa #Oakhurst #Angelscamp #MarkTwain #Nevadacity #Grassvalley #Suttercreek #Downieville #rush #49er #mine #miner #mining #history #Califonia #motherlode #suttersfort #nativeamerican #historichwy49.com
Views: 44517 G. Thomas Edwards
Columbia State Historic Park - Columbia, California - Historic Gold Mining Town
 
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Yesterday, the gold mining town of Columbia, California celebrated their 162nd birthday and Modesto News .org was on hand to capture the day on film. Being so isolated in the foothills of California, the town of Columbia remained untouched by the turn of the century innovations that changed the world 100 years ago. During the late 1930's and early 1940's the residents of Columbia, California looked around and realized they had something quite special in their midst, and approached the State Of California in an effort to have their town designated as an official State Park. The state agreed that the town should be preserved and in 1945 Columbia, California joined the State Park System. The Columbia State Historic Park offers educational entertainment for the entire family year round. The town is still an active town with hundreds of residents who call the State Park their home, and run the many shops that line the main street. The Columbia State Historic Park is only an hour drive from Modesto, California and is a must for every child in Modesto to experience. Modesto News .org is your one man news source in Modesto, California. It is your place to see our area through the eyes of Mick V. Rubalcava. You never know what is coming up next on Modesto News .org... Breaking action news, a celebrity interview, a live concert, or even a travel destination video like this one. Stay tuned for more Modesto News .org . Brought To You By: Crow Trading Company www.CrowTrading.com Burnside Body Shop www.BurnsideBodyShop.com The Modesto Art Walk www.ModestoArtWalk.com Genesis One Body & Soul www.GenesisOneBodyAndSoul.com http://www.ModestoNews.org All Rights Reserved - Copyright 2012
Views: 9220 Blue Number Media
Tumco Historic Townsite - Abandoned Gold Mining Town in California
 
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Driving back from doing errands in Blythe, California, I spotted a sign for Tumco Historic Townsite. Tumco, previously known as Hedges, was a small gold mining town at the edge of the Cargo Muchacho Mountains. The town was abandoned in 1905, resurrected in 1910, and then abandoned again some years later. Today there are only ruins to reveal the history of this old mining town. Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoy this video. LINKS Tumco Historic Townsite - https://www.blm.gov/visit/tumco-historic-mine MUSIC Music courtesy of Bensound (www.bensound.com), and used under a Creative Commons License. Ofelia’s Dream - Memories CAMERA GEAR Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR - http://amzn.to/2yD4CTd GoPro Hero Black - http://amzn.to/2wS5cKF Apple iPhone 6s Plus - http://amzn.to/2wOHHHn Canon Vixia HF R700 Camcorder - http://amzn.to/2yDwdUa Canon Vixia HF R600 Camcorder (Discontinued by Canon) Manfrotto Compact Advanced Tripod - http://amzn.to/2h81DuK MY BOOKS - Car Living - http://robertwitham.com/books/car-living/ - Minimalism - http://robertwitham.com/books/minimalism/ CONTACT You can contact me through social media or email. Please note, however, that as this channel is growing, the volume of email that I receive is also increasing. While I do read all email, I may not be able to respond to each person individually. Website - http://robertwitham.com Facebook - http://fb.me/wanderingminimalist Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/robertwitham/ Email - [email protected] AMAZON STORE You can help to support this channel by purchasing any products from Amazon using my affiliate link. The Amazon Affiliate program is an interesting system because it allows affiliates (like me) to earn a small commission for any customers that we refer to Amazon, but the customers do not pay any more for their purchases. This allows viewers or readers to help support content creators without incurring any extra expense. Thank you for your support of this channel! Any money that I earn from this channel, whether from advertising or Amazon Affiliate sales, allows me to focus more on creating content here and less on other freelance work. Amazon Affiliate Link - http://amzn.to/2kKWCv1
Views: 1292 Robert Witham
Bodie, California: Best Ghost Town In The West!
 
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Subscribe! http://full.sc/1o4TTJn TWITTER: http://full.sc/1h0GJ6n California's official gold mining ghost town, Bodie was once notorious as the wildest town in the West. From 1877 to 1888, the community swelled to more than 10,000 residents and produced over $35 million in gold and silver. Now a State Historic Park, Bodie is the largest unrestored ghost town in the West
Views: 364680 MoneyBags73
Chinese Camp Ghost Town!!  Remnant Of Notable California Gold Rush Mining Town
 
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Chinese Camp is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California, United States. The population was 126 at the 2010 census, down from 146 at the 2000 census. It lies in the grassy foothills of the Sierra Nevada near the southern end of California's Gold Country. Royalty Free Music by http://audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music I will not attempt to contact with the artists who created the audio file(s) Link To Bodie California Ghost Town Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v_BkxQuy1o
Views: 25946 MoneyBags73
GOLD RUSH - GOLD TOWNS (Old Wild West History Documentary)
 
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GOLD RUSH - GOLD TOWNS (Old Wild West History Documentary) videos THE REAL HISTORY OF THE GOLD RUSH (OLD WILD WEST DOCUMENTARY) At the end of 1853, San Francisco was a city on the fast track. A few years . GOLD RUSH - GOLD TOWNS (Old Wild West History Documentary) INCREDIBLE HISTORY DOCUMENTARY - In the early 19th century, California was a dusty . THE REAL HISTORY OF THE GOLD RUSH (OLD WILD WEST DOCUMENTARY) videos GOLD RUSH - GOLD TOWNS (Old Wild West History Documentary) . The Real Sin City of the Wild West (AMERICAN HISTORY DOCUMENTARY) Strap on your six-shooter! It's time to walk the dangerous, dusty streets of the most .
Views: 962 Loyd Bradley
American Gold Rush History Documentary
 
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The first significant gold rush in the United States was in Cabarrus County, North Carolina (east of Charlotte), in 1799 at today's Reed's Gold Mine. Thirty years later, in 1829, the Georgia Gold Rush in the southern Appalachians occurred. It was followed by the California Gold Rush of 1848–55 in the Sierra Nevada, which captured the popular imagination.
Views: 147966 Docu Share
Haunted Historic Town of Columbia CA
 
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Using my new Sweep Ghost Box app in the historic town of Columbia, CA. Filmed with my phone and tablet.
Views: 461 WeldonParanormal
Calico Ghost Town - California, USA
 
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Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span. When silver lost its value in the mid-1890's, Calico lost its population. The miner's packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town that once gave them a good living. It became a "ghost town." Walter Knott purchased Calico in the 1950's architecturally restoring all but the five original buildings to look as they did in the 1880's. Calico received State Historical Landmark 782 and in 2005 was proclaimed by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be California's Silver Rush Ghost Town. Today Calico is part of the San Bernardino County Regional Parks system visited by people from around the country and all over the world. The park offers visitors an opportunity to share in its rich history and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding desert environment. Along with its history and attractions, Calico Ghost Town has shops, restaurants and offers camping and outdoor recreation not available at most of our other park facilities. Due to the historic nature of the town, not all areas are ADA accessible. CAUTION: Mines in the Calico area are extremely hazardous and must not be approached for any reason! Soundtrack.. Guts and Bourbon by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400032 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 52272 The Travel Channel
Boom Towns of the California Gold Rush
 
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My 10 year old son did a gold rush project for his 4th grade class. This is a video he did featuring Boom Towns.
Views: 18149 geoffschulz
Julian, Historic Gold Mining Town and Apple Festival, California
 
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In the heart of the mountain, there is a treasure waiting to be discovered. This Historic District is famous because it was one of the first mining towns in California besides its delicious homemade apple pies. Discover Julian.
Views: 543 The Travel Ladybug
Randsburg California  ghost town ?
 
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Randsburg ghost town, old gold mining town from the 1800'S. Now a semi-ghost town. A part of California's history. Drive-by 2011
Views: 24713 gotwofast1
#55 – Gold Rush Towns
 
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Historic Gold Rush Towns: Jamestown and Columbia. California - USA
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California’s Historic Italian Gap Mines
 
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In the early days of California’s Gold Rush, the focus was on finding gold and not on keeping records. As such, I could uncover no specific information at all on the Italian miners that were here first to turn over the gravel and rocks in search of placer gold. The scant records I could locate on the lode mine were from more than a century ago and they only made a passing reference to it – no details at all were shared on matters such as production, equipment, the size of the mine, the number of miners, the history of the mine, etc. The one exception was a report that stated assays had revealed an average gold content of .22 troy ounces per ton of ore from this mine with an estimate of 50,000 tons of ore remaining. That’s 11,000 ounces of gold for those of you that don’t feel like doing the math. Other than that sliver of information, we are left with what we can observe for ourselves. However, with the knowledgeable audience I have, I’m sure we’ll be able to put a lot of pieces together on this one with the collective knowledge available. The wooden ore carts were popular in remote settings such as this mine because the metal frame and wheels could be transported in pieces and then assembled once the miners arrived at the site. The wooden components – essentially the “box” of the ore cart – could usually be sourced right around the mine itself by chopping a tree down. So, it was a relatively simple way to get ore carts into operation at a mine. The wooden ore carts are, obviously, not as durable as the metal ore carts. However, they can take a surprising amount of abuse and, aside from being much lighter to transport, they are much cheaper too. So, it isn’t a surprise that we find the metal bits and pieces from the remains of wooden ore carts all over the place in the regions of the Sierra Nevada where historic mining operations were. This was the first (and only) time I have ever seen an intact frame for a wooden ore cart in California. And I have only ever seen one fully intact wooden ore cart at a mine, which was preserved by the dry deserts of Nevada. I was quite intrigued by that mine up the side of the canyon with what I assume was an air shaft. The mines with dirt around them rather than hard rock erode shut very quickly. So, I wasn’t optimistic about getting into that one via the adit when I saw that waste rock pile from above. However, with ropes and technical gear, one could possibly drop down into the mine via the air shaft. I would imagine that no one has been in that mine for a very long time – more than 150 years if it dates to around the time of California’s Gold Rush. Imagine what could be in an untouched mine like that! Ha, probably nothing, but you never know… There was an old rock crusher in the river below the stamp mill, but the video of this was lost. This was a long, steep hike down and back out – especially when carrying fifty pounds of mine exploring gear on my back! The section I showed in the video with the national anthem of Italy playing in the background was just a tiny percentage of the hike and didn’t include the steepest parts. The flies and mosquitoes on the way back were absolutely awful too. So, in other words, I hope this video is enjoyed... ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference. You can see the gear that I use for mine exploring here: https://bit.ly/2wqcBDD You can click here for my full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that colorful niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 9088 TVR Exploring
The Historic Gold Mining Town of Rough and Ready
 
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This is a video of the miniature buildings in Rough and Ready -- a quaint little gold mining town in Nevada County in Northern California.
Views: 3761 Rick Pelleriti
City Of Gold Mine, Bodie Ghost Town
 
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City Of Gold Mine, Bodie Ghost Town. Bodie Ghost Town State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. The town is named for Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake. In 1875, a mine cave-in revealed pay dirt, which led to purchase of the mine by the Standard Company in 1877. People flocked to Bodie and transformed it from a town of a few dozen to a boomtown. #BodieGhostTown #GhostTown #goldmine #oldtown #nationalhistory
Views: 1362 MariusTravell
Would-Be Prospectors Busted Mining For Gold Under Old Town Auburn Restaurant
 
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In a place known for the California Gold Rush, some would-be prospectors went looking for gold in the last place you’d probably expect.
Views: 1165 CBS Sacramento
Creepy Places Global: The California Gold Rush
 
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Website:http://creepyplaces.webs.com/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creepy-Places-of-New-England/137391732977397 Sometimes, history is just as great and interesting as the paranormal. When gold was discovered in Northern California in 1848, thousands of people from around the world flocked to the area. Many new towns and settlements were created, and Charles takes you on a tour of three of these Gold Rush Towns: Placerville, Coloma, and Auburn. Another paranormal-free history based show as Creepy Places Global continues exploring Northern California. The History of the California Gold Rush at 1:37 Placerville at 6:09 Coloma at 8:22 Panning for Gold at 10:56 Auburn at 19:15 More on the Gold Rush: http://ceres.ca.gov/ceres/calweb/geology/goldrush.html
Views: 8917 NinjaCthulhu
Julian Gold Mines - California Gold Mining
 
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Julian Gold Mines - http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us Julian Gold Mines - California Gold Mining: The town of Julian California is about 50 miles east of San Diego and is an historic gold mining town. Today, the town is basically a tourist attraction, and probably best known for its terrific Julian apple pies. Most of the gold found around Julian is fine gold. Your best bet if prospecting near old mines, is to check the tailing piles by raking them down and then going over them with a metal detector or running them through a gold dry-washer. With today's gold price more and more people are looking into weekend gold prospecting throughout San Diego County. When gold prospecting, you need good equipment to save time & help in finding gold nuggets by removing trash. Visit our site for real gold nuggets and prospecting equipment: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us Also, be sure to get a FREE subscription to our popular gold prospecting blog at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner If you would like to see more of our videos, please visit our YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/GoldProspecter
Views: 5605 GoldProspecter
The California Gold Rush cartoon 1849 (The Wild West)
 
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Not many Americans lived in California, but that soon changed. By 1849 thousands upon thousands of people arrived in search of gold. Support the cartoons on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/simplehistory?ty=c Get your copy of Simple History: The Wild West today! https://www.amazon.com/Simple-History-Wild-Daniel-Turner/dp/153916036X/ Simple history gives you the facts, simple! See the book collection here: Amazon USA http://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Turner/e/B00H5TYLAE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1457289367&sr=8-1 Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daniel-Turner/e/B00H5TYLAE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1457289367&sr=8-1 http://www.simplehistory.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Simple-History-549437675141192/ https://twitter.com/simple_guides Credit: Narrator: Chris Kane http://ckvox.com/ Animation: Daniel Turner CJ Boucher artwork: Daniel Turner Music: One Fine Day
Views: 527201 Simple History
Historic Gold Mine & Mill Deep In The Forest  - Part 2
 
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There is quite a lot to this abandoned mine site and so while I found a fair amount when I was wandering around on my own, I still missed interesting pieces of mining equipment that Michael showed me the next day. Further, I’m quite confident that there is plenty more scattered around in the brush or underneath the ruined buildings that we both missed. Eventually, forest fires will roar through all of the areas where these abandoned mines we document are located. When that happens, many hidden adits and pieces of metal equipment that were hidden away in brush will be revealed. It certainly isn’t in any way worth having a forest fire for, but it is an interesting side effect. As I mentioned in the prior video in this series, credit for our trip to this mine site goes to Gold Country Explorers. They get out in the forests (mostly in California’s Gold Country) and have an uncanny knack for tracking down stamp mills and other impressive elements of our industrial history – not to mention, a fair number of adits too! Check out their site – they post some great pictures on there: https://www.facebook.com/Gold-Country-Explorers-850167371691275/ It felt good to discover that adit that the Forest Service missed near the top of the hill. They are pretty thorough, but some things are not easy to spot in the forest and many adits are not marked on the topographic map. As I mentioned in the video, I’d like to show you the portal and how this adit was essentially hiding in plain sight. However, if I post that, the Forest Service will be able to find it pretty easily and will be out there as soon as the snow melts to gate it. So, I reluctantly declined to share the view from the outside. Like I said in the video, we need to preserve some of our industrial history outside of a museum. I also think it is important to maintain at least something in the way of the spirit of adventure and the excitement of discovery in our increasingly fearful and risk-averse society. The site of the shaft that we visited toward the end of the video was so badly degraded that I mistakenly speculated that it was an adit (easy to do when there were adits all over the place). However, my subsequent research demonstrated that it was, in fact, a shaft. I could not find many records on it, but the shaft dropped down for almost four hundred feet and apparently had two levels to tap into the hard rock gold veins underground. The large waste rock pile all around that section is supposed to be from the shaft. I’m not sure how the ore was transported from the shaft to the mill, but I’d be curious to know. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 34880 TVR Exploring
The Town of Downieville in Northern California
 
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This video shows several of the buildings in the historic gold mining town of Downieville.
Views: 2747 Rick Pelleriti
25 RARE old Photos of the GOLD RUSH you WON'T BELIVE!!!
 
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25 RARE old Photos of the GOLD RUSH you WON'T BELIVE!!! More Information about the Gold Rush: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_rush Welcome to the WorldOfPics We have lots of classic and historic Photos and Pictures form the past. If you love History or just want to see into the past, this channel is for you. On this Channel you will find historic photos of Cities People and Presidents as well as old Photos form Technology and the Life in the past. Don't forget to Subscribe if you want to see more about the history of the world: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-dcg4bRv0PNfydeyaWVXpA?sub_confirmation=1 More Old Historic Photos in Playlists: Historic old Photos from History: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y26z-zSLVfQ&list=PL-k5kGxX642Mduf7y_rqLdBw3lL5STX-K US Presidents and Heads of States: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZInjLGhNOZ0&list=PL-k5kGxX642ONIZIpz0zFd82SIGzN02GI World of Pics Today's Historic Photos: 1 Interior view of mine and miners in the Mohawk Mine, Goldfield, Nevada, ca.1900-1905 2 Gold miners outside a bark hut, Queensland, ca. 1870 3 Miners thawing frozen ground with steam in an underground gold mine lit by candlelight, Gold Hill, Yukon Territory, ca. 1898 4 Woman and young boy using rocker to mine for gold on a Nome beach, Alaska, ca 1900 5 Miners and prospectors climb the Chilkoot Trail during the Klondike Gold Rush, 1898. 6 Miner's pack animals in front of mining supply stores, Goldfield, Nevada, ca.1900 7 Three children operating rocker at a gold mine on Dominion Creek, Yukon Territory, ca 1898 8 A group of miners pose in front of mine headframe, Goldfield, Nevada, ca.1905 9 Interior view of a mine California, ca.1900 10 Washing and panning gold, Rockerville, 1889 11 Miners in underground gold mine lit by candlelight, No 27 Eldorado Creek, Yukon Territory, ca 1898 12 Eldorado Creek, Yukon Territory, ca 1898 13 Woman using rocker in mining operation on Nome beach, Alaska, ca 1900 14 Underground mining at Klondike gold field, 1898 15 Placer miner on the Colorado River near Lees Ferry 16 Klondikers buying miner's licenses at Custom House, Victoria, B C, Feb 21, 1898 17 Klondikers carrying supplies ascending the Chilkoot Pass, 1898 18 Gold Miners boarding house, Klondike region, 1908 19 Four miners in front of log cabin on Dominion Creek, Yukon Territory, ca 1898 20 Gold escort, Roxburgh, Central Otago, 1901 21 Miners working below Hunker Creek, Yukon Territory, ca 1898 22 San Francisco during California Gold Rush, 1851. 23 Klondiker washing clothes with bucket and washboard in front of tent, Dawson, Yukon Territory, ca 1898 24 Gold Miner Emerging From Tunnel during Gold Rush, 1890. 25 Piles of freight and supplies on the waterfront, Dyea, Alaska, ca. 1898, during the Klondike Gold Rush
Views: 12060 WorldOfPics
Bodie, CA - Gold Mining Ghost Town Tour
 
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http://www.monocounty.org Take a tour of Bodie, California's official gold mining ghost town, once notorious as the wildest town in the West. From 1877 to 1888, the community swelled to more than 10,000 residents and produced over $35 million in gold and silver. Now a State Historic Park, Bodie is the largest unrestored ghost town in the West. Visitors can explore the museum, follow a self guided tour, or wander the dirt streets peaking in the windows of the homes, stores, saloons, barbershops, and the church for a glimpse into life of a bygone era. For more information visit MonoCounty.org or call 800-845-7922. Facebook.com/VisitEasternSierra Instagram.com/MonoCountyTourism Twitter.com/EasternSierra Website: www.MonoCounty.org
Views: 11875 Mono County Tourism
GOLD MINING TOWN OF RANDSBURG CA,
 
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RANDSBURG IS A SMALL MINING TOWN LOCATED JUST OF HIGHWAY 395 IN KERN COUNTY CALIFORNIA.
Gold Mine Tour in Auburn California #2
 
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Join me in a quick tour of a very little known, but easy to get to gold mine, right next to the Shirland Canal in the Auburn State Recreation Area. I came to explore one mine, which was sealed, but found another nearby! Disclaimer: There is no guarantee that exploring an old mine is safe, and I choose to enter at my own risk. I do not recommend that you go into any mines, tunnels, or caves that you may find, including the one in this video. I have made this video so that you can see what the mine looks like on the inside. If you choose to go in that is entirely your decision.
Views: 1097 Kyle Vogt
The Gold Mining Ghost Town Tour Of Bodie, California
 
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The Gold Mining Ghost Town Tour Of Bodie, California The Gold Mining Ghost Town Tour Of Bodie, California The Gold Mining Ghost Town Tour Of Bodie, California Take a tour of Bodie, California's official gold mining ghost town, once notorious as the wildest town in the West. Crooked houses, a classroom left mid-lesson and dusty coffins: Incredible photos of eerie abandoned gold rush town in California A once bustling gold rush town in Mono County, California, now stands deserted - many of the buildings lie abandoned, yet are still furnished with the personal belongings of their previous owners. The town of Bodie was named after Waterman Body, who first found gold there in 1859. By its peak in the 1880s, it was a bustling gold rush town with a population of around 10,000. In the late 1880s, Bodie's population began to decrease as new gold sources were discovered elsewhere and the miners began to move away. The town was devastated by a large fire in 1892 and by 1910, the population had plummeted to 698, with the last local newspaper ceasing publication shortly after in 1912. It retained a small population for a few decades more, despite being badly burned by another fire in the 1930s. Bodie was officially made a state park in the 1960s, preserving the remaining buildings so future generations could enjoy them. English photographer Cat Burton visited the eerie town of Bodie, which used to have a population of 10,000, to see a real life American ghost town. The 29-year-old, of Donington, Lincolnshire, says: 'I was on a road trip around California and a few people had recommended visiting Bodie, and I'm so glad I made the time to stop here. 'The most fascinating thing I saw while I was there was all the interiors of the buildings. 'After being abandoned for so long, you would expect them to be destroyed and empty. Instead, there are a wide variety of buildings still full of items. 'Aside from the dust, you could almost imagine someone living there now. All the buildings were fascinating, from the workshops full of tools to the shop with products still on display. The morgue was morbid but captivating, with dusty coffins stacked up. 'The school was probably one of my favourites as it gave me a lot of things to research; I loved the old cracked globe in the school window especially.' Cat says: 'Most people I show these images to are really fascinated by Bodie. These are the places that most of us only hear about in films or stories, but to see one up close and be able to show other people how it looked is wonderful. 'The workshops had all sorts of rusty containers and tools, and a lot of the houses still had old beds, chairs and tables in, as well as personal belongings. 'The school had a fully furnished classroom, complete with writing on the boards and books on the desks. It is so full of items it looks like everyone just vanished midway through a lesson.'
Views: 411 HereComsFight
The Gold Rush | California History [ep.5]
 
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This is part 5 of a series on California history, specifically cover the Gold Rush of 1848-1860. Click here to see start the series from the beginning: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjnwpaclU4wUD7y8912ViyAtGfraKi9ru ------------------------------------------------------------ references: Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. 39 Vols. San Francisco, Calif.: The History Company, 1890. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_Howe_Bancroft#Published_works Boessenecker, John. Badge and Buckshot: Lawlessness in Old California. Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1988. https://amzn.to/2NGretz Boessenecker, John. “California Bandidos.” Southern California Quarterly 80, i4 (Dec. 1, 1998) 419-434. Boessenecker, John. Gold Dust & Gunsmoke: Tales of Gold Rush Outlaws, Gunfighters, Lawmen, and Vigilantes. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1999. https://amzn.to/2JdmTL1 Burns, John and Richard Orsi, editors. Taming the Elephant: Politics, Government, and Law in Pioneer California. San Francisco: California Historical Society, 2003. https://amzn.to/2NEaT8G Hall-Patton, Joseph. Pacifying Paradise: Violence and Vigilantism in San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo: California Polytechnic - San Luis Obispo thesis, 2016. http://www.digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/theses/1594/ Igler, David. Industrial Cowboys: Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. https://amzn.to/2NFK7g8 Johnson, Susan Lee. Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000. https://amzn.to/2NEFcMC Wilson, Lori. The Joaquin Band: The History behind the Legend. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 2011. https://amzn.to/2NC1VsJ Special thanks to Mark Hall-Patton for proofreading this script ------------------------------------------------------------ SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=CynicalCypher88 contribute to my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CynicalHistorian LET'S CONNECT: https://www.facebook.com/cynicalcypher88 https://twitter.com/Cynical_History ------------------------------------------------------------ Wiki: The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California.[1] The news of gold brought some 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad.[2] The sudden influx of immigration and gold into the money supply reinvigorated the American economy, and California became one of the few American states to go directly to statehood, in the Compromise of 1850. The Gold Rush initiated the California Genocide, with 100,000 Native Californians dying between 1848 and 1868. By the time it ended, California had gone from a thinly populated ex-Mexican territory to the home state of the first nominee for the Republican Party. The effects of the Gold Rush were substantial. Whole indigenous societies were attacked and pushed off their lands by the gold-seekers, called "forty-niners" (referring to 1849). The first to hear confirmed information of the gold rush were the people in Oregon, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), and Latin America, and they were the first to start flocking to the state in late 1848. Of the 300,000 people who came to America during the Gold Rush, approximately half arrived by sea and half came overland on the California Trail and the Gila River trail; forty-niners often faced substantial hardships on the trip. While most of the newly arrived were Americans, the Gold Rush attracted tens of thousands from Latin America, Europe, Australia, and China. Agriculture and ranching expanded throughout the state to meet the needs of the settlers. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boomtown of about 36,000 by 1852. Roads, churches, schools and other towns were built throughout California. In 1849 a state constitution was written. The new constitution was adopted by referendum vote, and the future state's interim first governor and legislature were chosen. In September, 1850, California became a state. At the beginning of the Gold Rush, there was no law regarding property rights in the goldfields and a system of "staking claims" was developed. Prospectors retrieved the gold from streams and riverbeds using simple techniques, such as panning. Although the mining caused environmental harm, more sophisticated methods of gold recovery were developed and later adopted around the world. New methods of transportation developed as steamships came into regular service. ------------------------------------------------------------ Hashtags: #History #California #GoldRush #1849 #49ers #fortyniners
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The Coolest Stuff on the Planet- Ghost Towns of the American West
 
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Mining towns thrived at the height of the gold rush in the American West. But as the mines dried up, the towns soon followed. Today these ghost towns are scattered all across the West -- we'll visit three of the most well-preserved and tell you a bit about their storied histories.
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America the Story of Us: Gold Rush | History
 
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Discover how the Gold Rush led to the creation of California. Own America: The Story of Us on DVD or Blu-ray! http://www.shophistorystore.com/ HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive, and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of hit series, epic miniseries, and scripted event programming. Visit us at HISTORY.com for more info.
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Historic gold rush town of Jamestown, California
 
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Gold prospecting shop in Jamestown, California - Lots of gold was found in this old living Gold Rush town! I've been here a few times and each time I found gold!
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ABANDONED TOWN in California desert, gold rush town time has forgotten - Desert Center, California
 
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Old abandoned town in the California desert - gold rush town time has forgotten Desert Center, California Although not entirely abandoned, (behind the chain link fence is state employee housing), Desert Center is lost in time. Not much to make you stop anymore, but not long ago this restaurant was a nice place to get a bite to eat in the middle of the desert between Arizona and California. I never really took a close look at the ranch housing before, but since I noticed they cut down all the dead palm trees over there I thought it was worth a trip. What great relics from our past with the old metal milk cans and tractors, trains and signs... A very erie feeling as we drove around, but never saw a soul. A couple big rigs pulled over to get a break from driving. Filmed in 1080p HD - May 2012 There is SO much history tied to Desert Center that I couldn't list it all here. I highly encourage you to google search "Desert Center, California". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_Center,_California Any music used in the video is used with full permission and is royalty free performed by Positively Dark. genre is techno credit is given to the artist in my description License is royalty free for use on youtube videos as stated on their website located at: www.entropymusic.com Their home page states in the lower left: "FREE Music for your Youtube videos. YES, you can use this music for your youtube videos " and it is in my description. Please DONATE if you can: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QL3NU78SH5DNG Filmed by ArizonaAdventuresS - © Copyright, All Rights Reserved Please Donate if you are able to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QL3NU78SH5DNG Please hit "LIKE" and "SUBSCRIBE" to be a part of my Arizona Adventures Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is permitted. Video's uploaded to this channel are not intended to infringe on any copyrights and has been uploaded solely for entertainment purposes only. My YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/ArizonaAdventuress Please Donate if you are able to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QL3NU78SH5DNG
A Journey to the Abandoned Gold Mining Town of Bodie, California
 
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Feel the faded glory and tired ruins of the western gold mines comes alive as writer and photographer Bill Fitzpatrick travels to the evocative gold mining town of Bodie, California.
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Ghost Town 2.5 hours from Los Angeles. Old West Gold Rush Era Silver Mining Town Calico, California
 
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if you are in Los Angeles and are looking for a weekend road trip destination, check out this old gold rush era town called Calico, which is 2.5 hours drive towards Las Vegas, 3 minutes from 15 freeway. Skyline Sunglasses Los Angeles: http://amzn.to/2p2xAY9 Midnight Club: Los Angeles. Driving video game: http://amzn.to/2ozEPFb GTA V drive around Los Angeles: http://amzn.to/2oyfSLn Are you driving from Las Vegas and have $8 left in your pocket? Take a break in the ghost town and see what it looks like after 100 years of being populated by 2 thousand people! Calico, California, has been restored to the look of the silver rush era when it flourished, although many original buildings were removed and replaced instead with gingerbread architecture and false facades that tourists would expect to see in a Western-themed town; Most of the restored and newly built buildings are made of wood with a simple, rustic architecture and a severely weathered appearance. Some structures still stand dating back to the town's operational years: Lil's Saloon; the town office; the former home of Lucy Lane, which is now the main museum but was originally the town's post office and courthouse; Smitty's Gallery; the general store; and Joe's Saloon. There is also a replica of the schoolhouse on the site of the original building. The one-time homes of the town's Chinese citizens exist as ruins only; only a portion of one rock wall remains of the former "family" residential area on a nearby bluff. In November 1962, Calico Ghost Town was registered as a California Historical Landmark (Landmark #782) In 2002, Calico vied with Bodie in Mono County to be recognized as the Official State Ghost Town. In 2005, a compromise was finally reached when the State Senate and State Assembly agreed to list Bodie as the Official State Gold Rush Ghost Town and Calico the Official State Silver Rush Ghost Town. Today, the park operates mine tours, gunfight stunt shows, gold panning, several restaurants, the historic, 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge Calico & Odessa Railroad, a Mystery Shack. and a number of trinket stores. It is open every day except Christmas, and requires an entrance fee. Additional fees are required for some attractions. Overnight camping is also available. Special events are held throughout the year including a Spring Festival in May, Calico Days in early October, and a Ghost Town haunt in late October. The Calico Cemetery, which holds between 96 and 130 graves, has had burials in the 20th and 21st centuries
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Bodie ghost town | 10 Fun Facts | Abandoned California Gold Mining Town | USA
 
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10 Fun Facts About Bodie, California's Best & Most Famous Abandoned Gold Mining Town in Mono County, USA. Bodie is a former gold-mining town and State Historic Park in California’s Bodie Hills, near the Nevada border. This 19th-century ghost town encompasses numerous original buildings in varying states of decay, plus artifacts and the Masonic Cemetery. Miners Union Hall houses a museum with mining tools. Northeast is the Standard Gold Mill, with machinery and information about the process of gold extraction. For a Better experience, turn on Subtitles and Translations. Bodie Website - http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=509 Bodie - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodie,_California Bodie Travel guide - https://www.google.com/destination?q=bodie&num=100&newwindow=1&client=firefox-b-ab&site=search&output=search&dest_mid=/m/01x0hm&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjCnvHDz4DeAhUrK8AKHcZ8Ao4Qri4wf3oECAsQIw#dest_mid=/m/01x0hm&tcfs=EhoaGAoKMjAxOC0xMC0yOBIKMjAxOC0xMS0wMQ Follow American Ghost Towns on Twitter - https://twitter.com/USAGhostTowns Follow me on Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/111916074221126532435/+AmericanGhostTownsUSA All my Video's - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOO0S6n6v01GENe1Z3RhLB60ojgfDH5vd About my Channel. Welcome to my channel, the OFFICIAL home of American Ghost Towns, I make video's about Ghost Towns in America and other parts of the world, with the HISTORY and FACTS about these towns. Also video's about Travel and People. Don't Forget to Like, Share and Subscribe here - https://www.youtube.com/c/AmericanGhostTownsUSA Thanks for visiting.
The California Gold Rush Experience: Facts, Miners, Timeline, Towns (1998)
 
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The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0671255371/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0671255371&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=e466e8af410d510aab178d97d3765afc The first to hear confirmed information about gold in California were residents of Oregon, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), western Mexico, and Central America. They were the first to go there in late 1848. All told, the news of gold brought some 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad. Of the 300,000, approximately half arrived by sea and half came overland from the east, on the California Trail and the Gila River trail. The gold-seekers, called "forty-niners" (as a reference to 1849), often faced substantial hardships on the trip. While most of the newly arrived were Americans, the Gold Rush attracted tens of thousands from Latin America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. At first, the gold nuggets could be picked up off the ground. Later, gold was recovered from streams and riverbeds using simple techniques, such as panning. More sophisticated methods were developed and later adopted elsewhere. At its peak, technological advances reached a point where significant financing was required, increasing the proportion of gold companies to individual miners. Gold worth tens of billions of today's dollars was recovered, which led to great wealth for a few. However, many returned home with little more than what they had started with. The effects of the Gold Rush were substantial. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boomtown of about 36,000 by 1852. Roads and other towns were built throughout California. In 1849 a state constitution was written, and a governor and legislature were chosen. California became a state as part of the Compromise of 1850. New methods of transportation developed as steamships came into regular service. By 1869 railroads were built across the country from California to the eastern United States. Agriculture and ranching expanded throughout the state to meet the needs of the settlers. At the beginning of the Gold Rush, there was no law regarding property rights in the goldfields and a system of "staking claims" was developed. The Gold Rush also resulted in attacks on Native Americans, who were forcibly removed from their lands. An estimated 100,000 California Indians died between 1848 and 1868, and some 4,500 of them were murdered. Gold mining also caused environmental harm to rivers and lakes. Overnight California gained the international reputation as the "golden state".[138] Generations of immigrants have been attracted by the California Dream. California farmers,[139] oil drillers,[140] movie makers,[141] airplane builders,[142] and "dot-com" entrepreneurs have each had their boom times in the decades after the Gold Rush.[143] The literary history of the Gold Rush is reflected in the works of Mark Twain (The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County), Bret Harte (A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready), Joaquin Miller (Life Amongst the Modocs), and many others.[29][144] Included among the modern legacies of the California Gold Rush are the California state motto, "Eureka" ("I have found it"), Gold Rush images on the California State Seal,[145] and the state nickname, "The Golden State", as well as place names, such as Placer County, Rough and Ready, Placerville (formerly named "Dry Diggings" and then "Hangtown" during rush time), Whiskeytown, Drytown, Angels Camp, Happy Camp, and Sawyers Bar. The San Francisco 49ers National Football League team, and the similarly named athletic teams of California State University, Long Beach, are named for the prospectors of the California Gold Rush. In addition. the standard route shield of state highways in California is in the shape of a miner's spade to honor the California Gold Rush.[146][147] Today, aptly named State Route 49 travels through the Sierra Nevada foothills, connecting many Gold Rush-era towns such as Placerville, Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Coloma, Jackson, and Sonora.[148] This state highway also passes very near Columbia State Historic Park, a protected area encompassing the historic business district of the town of Columbia; the park has preserved many Gold Rush-era buildings, which are presently occupied by tourist-oriented businesses. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_gold_rush
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Exploring The Abandoned Monte Cristo Mine
 
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This abandoned gold mine is near the bottom of an extremely remote and inaccessible canyon in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range. Although there was a rough trail to this mine at one time, most sections of the trail have been reclaimed by Mother Nature and hours of bushwhacking down a very steep canyon will be required for a visit (Of course, you can save yourself the hassle by simply watching the video). I do not know the history of this lode mine, but I have spoken to a local historian that visited it about twenty years ago. This is how I know about the second stamp mill and some other details. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L If you like these videos on exploring abandoned mines, please subscribe! https://goo.gl/yjPxH1 Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, guess what? We have fun doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a hundred years, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines
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Hornitos, California
 
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Join Jo Ann Aiello of Aiello Studios on a tour of the historic gold rush town of Hornitos, California.
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MOST Mysterious Ghost Towns in the US
 
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From abandoned mining towns with no more gold, to haunted places, here are 10 Mysterious Ghost towns in the US GET TO DYNAMITE TV AND SUBSCRIBE ! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJf35rv_-9uZiXjOi51t3JQ Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 5. Thurmond West Virginia Once a thriving center of Coal mining in West Virginia, Thurmond was a prosperous place of commerce and businesses along the Ohio Railway. It popped up in the 1880’s in the center of the state and consisted of popular hotels, casinos, banks, schools. It was a fairly well organized city with strict laws on drinking. In 1888 a rail station was built which allowed for tourism in the area and also to carry the coal out of the hills. The population reached a peak of 462 people 1930 but steady downfall would occur not too long after. A popular hotel was burnt to the ground which which had startled much of the population and would finally reach 0 in the year 2000. You can see the contrast between the cities built out in the west and out in the east during this time. There was much more technological advancements and the addition of coal to a city at this period of time would allow them to heat their homes. Surprisingly the city hasn’t received too many vandals and much of it’s past is preserved. 4. Salton Sea Gallons of water were sent gushing into a dry lake bed after a storm caused an irrigation canal to flood and break in the Colorado River. So the Salton Sea is basically lucky to exist in that sense. A resort town was built near this body of water, which became a popular location for boating. Many people once flocked here to soak up the sun, go jet skiing and drive fancy yachts in the booming 50’s and 60’s. Stars like the Beach Boys and Bono would encore this lake, right in the heart of California’s desert. It’s probably now the last place you’d want to go on vacation unless you enjoy putrid odors and some of those boats are left abandoned on this decaying lake.. Not all good things last forever and this place quickly turned into an ecological nightmare due to pesticides and fertilizers from nearby farms and the irrigation system. It’s seen as one of California’s biggest environmental blunders of all time It became much too polluted to sustain life even for fish. The inhabitants quickly fled once the smell of the water became unbearable. To this day, dead fish litter the once popular beaches, leaving a rotten egg like smell that would be enough to scare off any urban explorer and it’s certainly not good for tourism. The size of the lake continues to shrink even in 2017 and the smell of rotting fish will continue to get worse. 3. St Elmo Colorado Don’t forget the rockie mountains also have their fair share of gold as well. And where there was once gold, there are abandoned towns.This places is located in the Sawatch Mountains and features well-preserved wooden buildings from the 1880’s after the gold and silver mines sprung up. The town had a general store, a town hall, 5 hotels, dancing halls and saloons during it’s peak around the 1890’s the resources were mined and not much else was left, the railroad was closed so no one kept on coming here. Some residents seemed to stay until 1952 when the postal service was cut off. If you don’t mind high elevation at 9,961 feet, this might be an enjoyable place to visit and it’s our ghost town with the highest elevation on this list.. It’s also one of Colorado’s maintained ghost towns. 2. Virginia City, Nevada Virginia city grew quickly in the 1850’s and 60’s after the huge discovery of the comstock lode which was a major silver deposit in the sierra nevada mountains,. But once the silver was gone, everyone fled the city. You can actually explore one of our most mysterious ghost towns in the US on google maps. Check out the entire well preserved ghost town of Virginia City, which is also rumored to be one of the most haunted places in the US. Besides some of the modern day vehicles, this place is exactly the way it was over 100 years ago and it’s the most haunted place in Nevada. Some ghost towns are quite as accessible on google maps, and this is one of the more detailed ones we were able to find. Ignore the motorcycles and get a good feel for how historic site would have looked, when miners were sifting the the hills in search of gold. Drop into the Silver Terrace cemetery for a creepy flash from the past!
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Columbia, CA old Gold Rush town - The richest area of the Motherlode!
 
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People panning for gold. I've been here twice because this is one of my favorite old Gold Rush towns and it's very beautiful here. They keep the main drag blocked from vehicles - only pedestrians and horses are allowed. These original buildings are well preserved. The LDMA and GPAA has some claims down in the Stanislaus River but most of the gold from this area was gotten right in the heart of Columbia! I couldn't find any gold because of lack of water (the same problem that the old timers had so they had the water flumed in) but next time I come I'll take some buckets home or do some drywashing lol!
Views: 287 Dan Vargas
California Gold Rush Town Colombia
 
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Beautiful Song
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Tour of Historic Nevada City, CA
 
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We tour this historic mining town, Nevada City, CA. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JoandYvette/
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10 Real Haunted Ghost Towns to See in America!
 
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Want to visit a REAL ghost town? Spooky abandoned post-apocalyptic villages aren’t just the stuff of movies - there are plenty right here in America, and some are said to be haunted! 1. Bodie, California This National Historic Landmark is a perfectly preserved example of the late nineteenth century gold mining towns of California. Rumor has it, any visitor who tries to sneak off with an artifact from this ghost town will be cursed with bad luck! 2. St. Elmo, Colorado St. Elmo was a lively mining center with a booming population of 2000 until the local railroad closed down. Apparently, the ghost of former resident Annabelle Stark keeps watch over the town. 3. Centralia, Pennsylvania Centralia is home to 10 stubborn people who refuse to move and was the main inspiration for the horror movie Silent Hill. A mine fire which has been burning under the town since 1962 has caused most residents to leave over the years. 4. Bannack, Montana With a thriving population of 10,000 it was nicknamed the New Eldorado by the hopeful prospectors. It also once had an outlaw gang leader as its sheriff. Each July, there’s a re-enactment festival celebrating the town’s former glory. 5. Cahawba, Alabama Cahawba was once the capital of Alabama but today is an archeological park open to visitors. You can wander around and view the many abandoned streets and ruins of this formerly important governmental center. 6. Rhyolite, Nevada First established as a mining camp near Death Valley in 1905, Rhyolite saw its peak during the American gold rush. It’s a great testament of the boom and bust cycle of this era. 7. Terlingua, Texas Once a district of mining villages, today a ghost town, reduced to several closed mines and many abandoned industrial facilities, businesses and homes. However there’s still a working saloon for those seeking the authentic Old West experience. 8. Oatman, Arizona Located in the Black Mountains it became famous when 10 million dollars worth of gold was discovered in the area. Wild burros now roam the streets and gunfights are staged on the weekends. 9. Glenrio, Texas Formerly known as Rock Island it was a railway town which fell into disuse when Interstate 40 bypassed the community in 1973. Visit the Phillips 66 Service Station and other once-busy buildings that are now ghosts of their former glory. 10. Kennecott, Alaska One of the most remote ghost towns in America, is an old copper mining town. Virtually abandoned since the Depression in the 1930’s, it now has guided tours allowing visitors to explore the abandoned buildings frozen in time… What’s the spookiest place you’ve visited? Comment below!
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Ghost Towns: Abandoned But Not Forgotten
 
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These towns, often far off the beaten path and rooted in the mining industry, couldn't survive when the gold, silver, copper, and coal were gone. Check out the stories behind these boom-towns. For more stories --- http://allday.com/ Follow our twitter accounts --- https://twitter.com/historyinpics Follow our Instagram -- http://instagram.com/historyphotographed -- http://instagram.com/itsabandoned 1. Goldfield, Arizona Goldfield, Arizona, as the name suggests, was a gold town that thrived in the 1890s, but was abandoned by the late 1920s. Today, Goldfield has been reconstructed as a tourist stop, with a focus on kitsch rather than historical accuracy. Rhyolite, Nevada Rhyolite, Nevada was named for silica-rich volcanic rock in its corner of Death Valley, and saw significant investment from Charles M. Schwab in the early 20th century. By 1907, the town even had its own stock exchange, but its population dwindled in the years afterward. Terlingua, Texas Terlingua, Texas was built up around mercury mining in the mid-1880s, but was abandoned in the 1940s when production dwindled. Today, Terlingua is mostly a tourist destination for visitors to nearby Big Bend National Park. Bodie, California The town of Bodie, California was founded in 1859 and was once California's third-largest city behind San Francisco and Sacramento. The town closed in 1962 after the local gold mine stopped producing and has since become a attraction for tourists. Thurmond, West Virginia During the heyday of coal mining in West Virginia, Thurmond was a prosperous town, but its population dwindled into the single digits by the 2000s. Today, much of Thurmond is owned by the U.S. National Park Service. Calico, California Calico, California was a booming silver-mining town during the 1880s, but was totally abandoned by 1907. Calico underwent extensive restoration in the 1950s under the direction of Walter Knott, of Knott’s Berry Farm fame, and became a tourist attraction for the state. Thistle, Utah The primary industry was servicing steam trains for rail companies, and saw a decline during the switch-over to diesel engines. The real incident that killed the town, however, was a 1983 landslide that flooded the city. Much of it remains submerged today. Virginia City, Montana Virginia City, Montana was founded on gold mining in 1863, but the gold ran out by the end of the century and the town was abandoned. Today Virginia City is owned by the state of Montana, and serves as a tourist stop for travelers headed for Yellowstone National Park. Kennecott, Alaska The copper mine in Alaska produced $200 million worth of copper ore between 1911 and 1938, but was too remote to survive when the mine ran dry in the early 40s. Kennecott became a tourist landmark by the 1980s, and was designated a historic landmark. Written By: Shea Huffman Edited By: Charlie Benavides Image Credit: Getty Images Music: YouTube Music Library
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Columbia, CA old Gold Rush town - The richest area of the Motherlode!
 
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I've been here twice because this is one of my favorite old Gold Rush towns and it's very beautiful here. They keep the main drag blocked from vehicles - only pedestrians and horses are allowed. These original buildings are well preserved. The LDMA and GPAA has some claims down in the Stanislaus River but most of the gold from this area was gotten right in the heart of Columbia! I couldn't find any gold because of lack of water (the same problem that the old timers had so they had the water flumed in) but next time I come I'll take some buckets home or do some drywashing lol!
Views: 139 Dan Vargas
Julian - San Diego Attractions - California Ghost Towns
 
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California Travel Expert Veronica Hill of http://www.CaliforniaTravelExpert.com and the California Essential Guide (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id428163062?mt=8) app visits Julian California in this episode of "California Travel Tips." This charming little ghost town — located an hour from San Diego — comes alive during the fall, when it celebrates the famous Julian apple harvest. Bring along a light jacket as you explore the town's quaint stores, restaurants and delicious homemade apple pies. Julian's mining history dates back to 1869, when San Diego experienced its first (and only) Gold Rush. Today, Main Street is filled with dozens of fun shops and attractions. You can hitch a ride on a horse and buggy, do a bit of wine tasting, or get a Western-style portrait taken at Grandpa's Old Time Photo. To learn more about Julian's mining history, join a tour at Eagle and High Peak Mine, located at the end of C Street. Train rides are available on the Smith Ranch and Julian Railroad by appointment. Kids will enjoy panning for gold at the Julian Mining Company, or getting an old-fashioned phosphate at the Miner's Diner soda fountain. But the real draw in Julian is the apple pie, and visitors are fiercely divided on who makes the best. I'm partial to Julian Pie Company, a cozy little diner with a loyal following. Be sure to get here early, as lines quickly form out the door. Once you've had your fill of pie, walk off the calories with a tour of Julian's pioneer cemetery and historic Gold Rush buildings. The Jacoby Building, built in 1897, was the town's original general store. The Wilcox Building, which dates back to 1872, once served as a stage coach stop and Julian's post office. If you want to spend the night, consider staying in the Julian hotels. The Julian Gold Rush Hotel, which was built in 1897, is one of California's best B&Bs, and well worth a visit. Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.Incompetech.com SUBSCRIBE! http://tinyurl.com/p2fveuj LIKE ME ON FACEBOOK http://tinyurl.com/nqx9osq CIRCLE ME ON GOOGLE PLUS http://tinyurl.com/odkmbqk FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER https://twitter.com/Californiatips FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/californiatraveltips BUY MY APPS! California Essential Guide App: ITUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id428163062?mt=8 GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sutromedia.android.guide.ca.essential.guide568&hl=en Yosemite Travel Essentials App: ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=606694986&mt=8 DISNEYLAND INSIDER'S TRAVEL GUIDE ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/ua/app/disneyland-insiders-travel/id528739310?mt=8 GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sutromedia.android.guide.disney.guide&hl=en
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The California Gold Rush | Gold Fever
 
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Don't miss GOLD FEVER Fri Oct 11 9/8c on Discovery! Get the real story of how the Gold Rush and how it changed the country forever. | For more, visit http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-fever#mkcpgn=ytdsc1 Go behind the scenes! | http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-fever/behind-the-scenes-photos.htm#mkcpgn=ytdsc1 Do you know the Gold Rush lingo? | http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-fever/top-gold-rush-lingo.htm#mkcpgn=ytdsc1 Where can YOU pan for gold? | http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-fever/top-places-to-pan-for-gold.htm#mkcpgn=ytdsc1
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