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"Head of Auburn Ravine"

Immigrants from China were among the thousands who streamed into California after the discovery of gold there in 1848. In 1852 alone, 20,000 migrants came from China seeking “Gold Mountain.” Many Chinese immigrants found some success at mining by taking over claims abandoned by other miners and methodically finding gold dust in the silt. White miners often resented the presence of immigrants, and anti-Chinese feeling occurred in many mining camps. Photos like this were taken by photographers who travelled around rural areas, where people hired them to take their pictures.

Source | [Head of Auburn Ravine, 1852], Cased photographs selected from the collections of the California History Section of the California State Library
Creator | Unknown
Rights | Courtesy of the California History Room, California State Library, Sacramento, California.
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Unknown, “"Head of Auburn Ravine",” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed April 16, 2024,

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