American Experience: The Gold Rush

At the end of 1853, San Francisco was a city on the fast track. It had twelve daily newspapers, nine insurance companies, consulates of twenty-seven foreign .

PBS America | Sky 534 | Virgin Media 243 | pbsamerica.co.uk On 24, 1848, while examining the tailrace draining water from his sawmill by the .

Doomed attempt to get to California in 1846. More than just a riveting tale of death, endurance and survival. The Donner Partys nightmarish journey penetrated .

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