At the end of 1853, San Francisco was a city on the fast track. A few years earlier, the seaside town had been a sleepy village of just 800 people. But the sight of gold in the waters of the American River set the stage for an event that would forever change a city, a fledgling state, and the nation. Incorporating rare and exquisite daguerreotypes and original recreations, this film offers a vivid portrait of a seminal event in America's history.
Portrait gallery of gold rush miners
Women who worked the mining towns
Map of gold discoveries in California
Production Year: 2006
Copyright Year: 2006
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 120 minutes
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
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