TheCalifornia Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848 when a small gold nugget was uncovered at Sutter’s Mill; that’s 172 years ago! The Gold Rush gave way to an economic boom with an influx of wealth and an increase in the state’s population. It is reported that a grand total of $2 billion worth of gold and other precious metals were extracted from California during the years of the Gold Rush. Learn more about this fascinating time in history and discover some of our neat pieces celebrating California!
We love vintage posters! They provide a colorful snapshot in history no matter what they advertise. One of the most influential poster types from American history is the travel poster, which was produced as an advertisement for national or international travel. Learn more about these fun ads on this week’s blog!