This is a photo of my maternal great-great grandmother, who came to San Francisco during the Gold Rush years.  We have very little information about her personally to date, at least her early years.  She married a prominent man and after twenty years living in Northern California, they ventured south and became the first white settlers in the Palm Springs area.  So much has been written about that part of her story, I won’t go into detail here– I am looking for the intriguing mystery of her early years living in San Francisco–EMILY_2


Welcome to California Gold Rush History and friends

The Gold Rush era in California history has a significant place in shaping the American dream, California style.  I have an absolute fascination for this time period, and here I hope to explore some of the main events and the lesser-known ones as well.  Welcome!