Frank L. Beals
The Gold Rush! Those were exciting days in the history of America. The news of gold discovered at Sutter’s Mill sent hundreds of thousands of “Forty-niners” racing across the country on horseback, in covered wagons and around the Horn on swift ocean schooners. Stories of gold nuggets “as big as your fist” made hearts pound and every swish of water around the rim of a pan brought the chance for the beginning of a yellow fortune. This thrilling era of risky travel, back-breaking work, fortunes won and lost, claims jumped and gold stolen comes alive again in this riveting true story of the early days in California.