Chapter 2: At Work and Play
- Coloma -- 150 years of discovery --
As news of gold discovery spread, this wilderness area boomed.
- Coloma historical map --
Details of what was there ... and what remains
- Golden tourism --
The discovery of gold brought a modern-day economic bounty to the Mother Lode region.
Punishment for criminal behavior during California's Gold Rush was not always just, but it was quick.
Despite tough crowds and conditions, culture took hold in Gold Rush California.
Religion reclaimed souls as mining camps expanded.
Boring diet gave miners appetite for dining out.
James McClatchy had a wealth of rivals in the newspaper field.
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