GOLD RUSH: TRAVEL
Miwoks' less-than-golden fate recalled at park
Indian Grinding Rock displays 15,000-year-old artifacts.

Columbia State Historic Park is picture-perfect
Present and past merge at preserved Gold Rush town

Nuggets of history still found where gold was discovered
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park sates authenticity seekers.

A new park hugs the South Yuba River
South Yuba River State Park doesn't lack for scenery -- or historic connections.

Empire Mine was California's biggest, most productive operation
Grass Vally's state historic park keeps mining alive for visitors.

Malakoff Diggins is pure gold
Diggins showcase the beautiful effects of environmentally ugly hydraulic mining.

Pan for history at the Oakland Museum of California
'Gold Rush!' just one reason to visit Oakland Museum.

Cavern near Volcano is latest tourist site
Stephen Fairchild owns five "show caves" in Mother Lode and Calaveras County.

Golden memories glitter in Coloma
Gold Discovery Days kicks off a three-year, statewide celebration of the 1848 discovery of gold, the 1849 Gold Rush and subsequent statehood in 1850.

Hunt history or hide away in Nevada City
This foothills town in the north end of the Gold Country offers plenty of escapes and escapades.

Nevada County boasts own Gold Rush parks
Malakoff Diggins and Empire Mine State Historic Parks highlight Nevada County's own gilt past.

Wells Fargo museums
Two museums in Sacramento and others in California explore the various stages of money.

Couple blazes historic trails
Couple's book outlines trails that miners followed to where the gold was and opens door to Yuba County backcountry.


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