California Gold Rush: Iowa Connections

When: March 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: The Senior Center , 28 S Linn St., Iowa City, iowa 52240

Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Wednesday, 3/6 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[...]

When:
March 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2019-03-06T14:00:00-06:00
2019-03-06T15:30:00-06:00
Where:
The Senior Center
28 S Linn St.
Iowa City
iowa 52240
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Senior Center
319-356-5220
California Gold Rush: Iowa Connections @ The Senior Center

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Wednesday, 3/6
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
facilities.
Loren Horton is a retired history teacher and was
also employed by the State Historical Society for 24
years.