Exploring the California Gold Rush is an online exhibit available through https://www.library.ca.gov/goldrush/ through the state archives. The exhibit was funded through the California State Library and was free to view online. There is no visible end date for the online exhibit. "Exploring the California Gold Rush" is made up of fifteen parts, including pages for an introduction and credits. The exhibit takes photos and scans of primary documents from the time period to build a timeline of the events and the feelings and emotions of the people during that time. It begins with the discovery of the gold itself, and then g...
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...ly ever after succeeded. The imagery and descriptions of what sources are presented are excellent and if this exhibit added more on politics, social structures, and race relations during the time it could be a much stronger and more complete exhibit overall.
“Exploring The California Gold Rush” uses all different types of images, letters, photographs, art and so much more to take the viewer back in time as if they were actually in the Gold Rush and could experience it firsthand. The exhibit was mainly created by Gary Kurutz, but was also made possible through the efforts of eight other credited researchers, librarians, historians and programmers. It is clear that the archives used to find all of these primary documents are very large and plentiful, and are well preserved and managed by the California State Library.
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