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The Land Of Glittering Dreams

Images of the California Motherlode and Northern Mines

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About the Project

The area itself has been called "more appealing than fiction; more romantic than history". Once the scene of the brawling camps for the great mines, it retains today the nostalgic traces of those extraordinary times, the reality of which is about to slip away from us.

In these images we attempt to encompass its regional landscape, the architecture which the pioneers brought to it, the interiors in which they came to live, and the tender evidences of daily life of times past. Not the cliches of the gold rush area, but the sense of the place and life which was once there.

Images from The Land of Glittering Dreams

American River

American River

Malakoff Diggins

Malakoff Diggins

Empire Mine Retort Room

Empire Mine Retort Room

Campo Seco

Campo Seco

Schoolhouse French Camp

Schoolhouse French Camp

Swerers Store, Tuttletown

Swerers Store, Tuttletown

Romaggi Home

Romaggi Home

Flume

Flume

Hotel, DutchFlat

Hotel, DutchFlat

Chew Kee Store, Fiddletown

Chew Kee Store, Fiddletown

Cemetery, Hornitos

Cemetery, Hornitos

Empire Mine, Fog

Empire Mine, Fog

Emmanuel Church, Coloma

Emmanuel Church, Coloma

Zeisz Brewery, Placerville

Zeisz Brewery, Placerville

More images to come...

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