Top Twenty Gold

The year was 1849 and California was buzzing with activity – it was the start of the Gold Rush. Prospectors from all across the nation scrambled to stake out their claims and pan for gold, in the hopes of striking it rich. Though the process eventually gave way to mining companies, individuals who arrived on the scene early – called “49ers” – were relatively successful, with about half making a modest profit, after expenses, and a few thousand lucky prospectors becoming wealthy … More Top Twenty Gold