The Golden Highway—El Dorado County
August 2004 by Frank Lorey IIIContinuing northward and crossing the Consumnes River along California’s famed Highway 49, the “Golden Highway” leads through the heart of the Mother Lode countryto El Dorado County. This is where the Gold Rush began...
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My girlfriend Beth and I decided to take our canoe down the Yukon and do some gold dredging...
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