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A Trip to the Gold Country 2002

"I reached my hand down and picked it up, it made my heart thump for I was certain it was gold." -James Marshall - 1848

September 12-14, 2002-The gold rush is an intregral part of California's history. I plan to take more trips to the gold country in the near future and visit the historical places like Downieville, Empire Mine, Coloma, Sutter Creek, and many more. Photos and text copyright by Sam Antonio. To purchase prints or to license an image please contact me at