Ever heard the expression “everything that glitters is not gold”? Well, if you’re going to go panning for gold, you might want to keep that saying top of mind.
How did panning for gold get started? Well, talk of gold in California had been around for years before the Gold Rush and in December of 1848, President James Polk told Congress there were confirmed accounts of finding gold in California. By 1849 the Rush was on and people from all over the United States were jumping on the wagon train and heading to California with a touch of “Gold Fever.”Read