28 January 2009

There's Gold In Them Thar Hills

When most people think of Gold Rushes, the 1848 discovery of gold in California is what comes to mind first. However, there was gold and silver discovered many other places in the West. If family legend says that Great Granddad Joe went off to the Gold Rush, it is possible that one of the following could be where you'll find him.

1852 Fort Colville Washington GOLD
1858 Fraser River British Columbia GOLD
1858 Cherry Creek Colorado GOLD
1859 Comstock Lode Nevada SILVER

1859 Central City Colorado GOLD
1860 Walla Walla Washington GOLD
1862 Bannack Montana GOLD

1864 Virginia City Montana GOLD
1867 South Pass Wyoming GOLD

1870 Leadsville Colorado SILVER
1874 Black Hills South Dakota GOLD
1877 Tombstone Arizona SILVER
1880 Juneau Alaska GOLD
1882 Coeur d'Alene Idaho GOLD

1890 Creede Colorado SILVER
1890 Cripple Creek Colorado GOLD
1896 Klondike Yukon Territory GOLD

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea! One of my relations did go to California in 1850 in search of gold. Now, I'm going to have to go back and take a second look, to see if any of these other "rushes" coincide with family movements. Thanks, Sheri!