The 1849 Gold Mining Camp of today is an exact replica of the original camp, located on the site of the original camp built in 1849. From the moment you step into our 1849 Gold Mining Camp, the present becomes a memory. H.G. Wells could only imagine this kind of time travel. As you take in the scene, you'll see majestic cottonwoods and a beautiful mountain stream where grizzled old prospectors are panning for gold. Mining tents, a saloon, mess hall and characters dot the landscape. The sheriff and mayor are hanging around somewhere(no pun intended). You may even bump into Black Bart, James Marshall or Mark Twain, who will bend your ear with tales of their adventures. Gunfights and barroom brawls can break out any time. The sense of excitement at never knowing what may happen next is all part of the thrill.
You become a part of the history, whether you choose to pan for gold(keep all the gold you find!) or just watch the action. The camp has over 25 attractions, so there's something fun for everyone. But the best part is that you come away with not only wonderful memories, but a better understanding of the Gold Rush Era that played such an important role in the history of the United States ~~ with ripple effects throughout the world.
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