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California 150 Years After The Gold Rush

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California 150 Years After The Gold Rush

California 150 Years After The Gold Rush

California 150 Years After The Gold Rush

Only Available in Archive Formats.

One hundred and fifty years ago, thousands of people with gold fever headed west—and the California Gold Rush began. In this hour, live from the American Associaton for the Advancement of Science meeting in Anaheim, we'll look back at the Gold Rush— the women who were there, how mining changed the environment, and how gold is used today. Guests: Roger Ashley Research Geologist Gold Resource Specialist U.S. Geological Survey Menlo Park, California Frank Crossman (Retired) Director of Materials Technologies Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Palo Alto, California J.S. Holliday Director Emeritus California Historical Society Oakland Museum of California Professor Emeritus of History California State University, San Francisco Author, The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience (Simon & Schuster) Carmel, California JoAnn Levy Author,They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush (University of Oklahoma Press) Author, Daughter of Joy (Forge) Sutter Creek, California