Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier
The Gold Rush sweeps into town with the Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Gold Fever! The Untold Stories of California’s Gold Rush,” on display July 22 through Aug. 29.
Gold Rush-era photos, documents and artifacts offer a glimpse into California before the discovery of gold more than 150 years ago in the American River, the frenzied rush to the gold fields over land and by sea, the experience of vigilante justice, life in the rowdy gold camps, commerce and farming, and the shaping of California’s future.
The exhibition spotlights the stories of individual Californios, women, Native Americans, adventurers and gold seekers who emigrated from all parts of the world during the Gold Rush, an era that continues to impact California’s peoples, culture, environment, politics and economy…cont.