28 S Linn St.
Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
2 – 3:30 PM in room 208
Instructor: Loren Horton
The discovery of gold in 1848 brought
hundreds of thousands of people to the area
to get rich. Many people from Iowa travelled
west. This program describes the travel, the
mining, and the historical effects of the event.
Most people were disappointed, and the people
who made the most money were the ones who
provided services and products, such as stores,
boarding houses, laundries, and transportation
Loren Horton is a retired history teacher and was
also employed by the State Historical Society for 24