February 2007 by Don RobinsonCharles “Doc” Livingston was born September 28, 1920, in Veve, Indiana. At the ripe old age of 13, he moved to a bustling mining town called Iowa Hill, in Placer County, California. For the next 64 years he worked in, around, or out of the historic mining town.
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This year the State Gold Panning Championships were held August 24-27, at the California State Fair, sponsored by the Motherlode Goldhounds and Cal Expo.
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Rick donned a pair of fiberglass shin guards that he normally wore dredging, just in case he uncovered the rattlesnake during his digging and rock moving. I wasn’t convinced they were going to provide enough protection.
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