The Gold Rush
At the end of 1853, San Francisco, California, was a city on the fast track. A few years earlier, the bayside town had been a sleepy village of just 800 people. But the sight of gold in the waters of the American River at Sutter’s Mill in 1848 set the stage for an event that would forever change a city, a fledgling state, and the nation. Incorporating rare and exquisite daguerreotypes and original re-creations, this film offers a vivid portrait of a seminal event in America’s history.