May 18, 2009

Gold Fever Hits York County

(Universal York) - Gold was discovered in California in early 1848. By the beginning of 1849, more adventurers from York County than you might think were headed for the gold fields, never mind the grueling voyage by sea around the tip of South America. The January 23, 1849 Democratic Press reports: Continued

Photo: "49ers," signed, lower right: WILL / CRAWFORD (Library of Congress).