Land of Golden Dreams is an exhibit catalog as well as an illustrated history of the gold-rush
era, crafted by the curator of Western Americana at the Huntington Library.
Along with the challenges and successes of the gold-rush
generation, they also show its most serious failures.
Across Panama: This "short cut" is popular with gold-rush
Behind this thin veil of trees, chainsaws, mechanical diggers and gold-rush
fever have taken their toll.
There is almost no rock outcrop in this area, but there is evidence of gold-rush
era placer mining on a small tributary of O'Neil Gulch a few hundred meters below the zone.