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"Boys, I believe I have found a gold mine!" With these simple words, James W. Marshall set the California Gold Rush in motion—a chain of events that would shape California and the American West.

This Web presentation of the Huntington Library's remarkable collection of Gold Rush manuscripts, drawings, and rare printed materials allows the people involved to tell you their own true stories and bring this unique event to life. Begin the adventure!

The Land of Golden Dreams exhibition was created by the Huntington Library and will be on view from September 28, 1999, through September 10, 2000. This Web presentation has been made possible by a grant through the California State Library from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

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