These 7 Rare Photos Show Georgia’s Mining History Like Never Before
While most people think of California when the words “Gold Rush” are uttered, Georgia had it’s very own rush back in the day. In fact, Georgia was one of the first places in the United States to have a gold rush. With over a million dollars in gold reported by the Philadelphia Mint, see for yourself was life was like in Georgia during the 1800s.
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Have you learned about the history of the Georgia Gold Rush before? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section! Also, if you want to immerse yourself is a gold rush experience, check out where you can actually dig for gold in Georgia.
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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