This Day in History
Tappan's Burro

On a day like today during the 1850’s...

Through the exciting years that followed the discovery of gold in California, lonely prospectors, each equipped with a grubstake, digging tools, and a burro, sought elsewhere for riches in the earth. Virginia City, Alder Gulch, and Tombstone were among the bigger strikes.

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