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.