1849 Gold Miner Camp
This year, the Go West Festival is pleased to announce that Randy Bolt of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum will bring his awesome fun and educational Gold Camp to us. You can:
See how the 49ers used the rocker & pan to find gold in the days of the gold rush.
Visit with a miner and see the gear needed to survive and find gold during the mid-1800s.
Hear of the difficulties of life for simple miners in the wilderness of early California.
Try your hand at panning.
Randy will be on hand all day to demonstrate, educate, and answer your questions, and will have two scheduled talks and demonstrations at 11 AM and 2 PM in the lower Art Park.