29 01, 2013

8 Interesting Gold Rush Facts


8 Interesting Gold Rush Facts The Gold Rush began after James Wilson Marshall, a carpenter and sawmill operator, found gold in the American River of California in 1848. Sadly, Marshall never made a profit from his discovery, and as a result of his breakthrough, the sawmill eventually closed after all of the workers spent their time searching for gold. Although Gold Rushers were predominantly Americans, gold seekers also traveled from Latin America, Europe, China and Australia.  Word travels fast, even in [...]

8 Interesting Gold Rush Facts2015-03-21T01:36:10-07:00
24 01, 2013

A Fun Filled Day at Calaveras Big Tree State Park


A Fun Filled Day at Calaveras Big Tree State Park Visitors of 49er RV Ranch will have plenty to do while onsite, but for those who wish to venture off, one place to see for sure is Calaveras Big Tree State Park, which is roughly 28.5 miles away. Upon arrival to Calaveras Big Tree SP, you'll immediately notice what's so special about this place. The trees are relics of prehistoric times when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Many of the trees can [...]

A Fun Filled Day at Calaveras Big Tree State Park2015-03-21T01:36:56-07:00
9 01, 2013

The Oldest Campground In California


The Oldest Campground In California Established in 1865, 49er RV Ranch is renown today for being the oldest campground in the state of California.  Here is a fascinating legend of the man who created the establishment, resident ghost, Willie. Thanks to a surplus of gold miners, resident ghost Willie and some of his family members settled in as dairy farmers during the heart of the gold rush.  The dairy farm provided gold miners with milk, cheese and other needed dairy products.  [...]

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