August 15, 2017 American River’s Treasure: Whitewater Rafting

Imagine it’s 1848. You’re a lumber man, just tending to the day’s ordinary tasks. You’ve got your head down, unassumingly observing the course of the American River’s stream. Suddenly, a flash of light catches your eye. Something in the water is shiny and strangely out-of-place. You pick it up, examine the nugget in your hands and lo-and-behold,…
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