Gold miners in Ca. Placer gold was first found in Wolf Creek in Grass Valley. The majority of the rush happened the next year, hence the name, "Miner Forty-Niner's". My grandfather worked in the Empire Mine.
MolliIe Kathleen Gortner: Sitting on a gold mine without going out. About 122 years ago, she first set foot in Cripple Creek, Colorado and discovered the richest and longest producing gold mine in history.