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Women of the Gold Rush

Women of the Gold Rush

Tuolumne County was the only area in the Mother Lode that had even a remotely significant population of women before the end of 1850.

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Gold Rush Medical Practices, Part 1: A Hazardous Journey to a Perilous Place

Gold Rush Medical Practices, Part 1: A Hazardous Journey to a Perilous Place

This is the first in a two-part series about medical care during the California Gold Rush, adapted by historian Sharon Marovich from the writings of longtime Tuolumne County Historian Carlo M. De Ferrari.

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Gold Strikes, Swindles and Wild Doings

Gold Strikes, Swindles and Wild Doings

In the realm of swindles, scams and backsliding chicanery, it is generally agreed that the following episodes were the Old West’s biggest gold mine frauds of the 19th Century. While one of these stories took place in Calaveras County and

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