Chinese Immigrants: Their Lives in America

By Grace Cornish, June 1859 The Gold Mountain, or as we Americans call it, The United States of America. This is the destination of the many who are searching for fortune and are arriving from all around the globe, and a significant portion of these hopefuls are from China. The Chinese have ventured far from…

The California Gold Rush and Life of the 49ers

August 22, 1850 The days have been hot and humid since I have arrived for my six month stay in the center of the Sierra Nevada Goldfields. Hard work and luck are a lot of what you see here in California. About four months ago now, I arrived in California with my notebook to tell…