Finally, after all these years...I bought a copy of Dave Bowers' wonderful reference book, "A California Gold Rush History." A solid reference and a keeper if ever there was one. An important part of American history is documented in this volume. Collectors, historians, and gold fans would love this book. I don't know why I didn't get this book sooner.
And the same day, I received my Sept Numismatist. Cover story? Witness to the Gold Rush! Perhaps an all-new interest has begun.