Minor, Miners, Forty-Niners

By |2019-04-29T19:13:14-07:00April 12th, 2017|Stories from Camp|

A burly, bearded mountain man in a plaid shirt and rolled up trousers is the picture that most people think the typical early Californian gold miner was like. However, historically speaking, the average age of a forty-niner was twenty-two. Many miners actually were minors! They came from the East with their older brothers, cousins, schoolmates, [...]