Colorado Gold Boom of 1860: Discovery of California Gulch (VHS)

Examines the California Gulch discovery, just outside of present day Leadville, which yielded over $8 million in gold. Reveals how the discovery was made and what happened to those were involved. follows the route of the Stevens party through South Park, over the Mosquito Range, and up the Arkansas Valley during one of Colorado's worst winters.

TRC audience: 
High School (9-12)
TRC subject: 
19th Century (1800-1865)
19th Century (1866-1899)
Art of the West
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