Western Life

Joaquin Murrieta

Joaquin Murrieta otherwise known as the Robin Hood of the West was a miner that emigrated from the Mexican village of Sonora to America in the pursuit of the Californian gold rush in 1849. Much like other gold miners migrating from far away lands to make a living and provide for their families, Joaquin was… Continue reading Joaquin Murrieta

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The Wild West – 5 Interesting Facts about the California Gold Rush

In early 1848, gold nuggets were discovered in Sacramento Valley, which became the beginning of the California Gold Rush. This event helped to shape the history of the United States of America, especially the western states. Interesting facts about the era include: The discovery of gold caused one of the largest mass migrations in country’s… Continue reading The Wild West – 5 Interesting Facts about the California Gold Rush

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Gold Mining in New Mexico

In the past two centuries, New Mexico has yielded a large amount of gold from lode and placer deposits. Spanish explorers and Mexican settlers were the first to discover the metal in the area, but gold mining wasn’t actively pursued for an extended period, as the presence of the Apache tribe made mining difficult and… Continue reading Gold Mining in New Mexico