Featured gallery of California Gold Rush pictures by Richard Wong. Modern-day California history traces back to the discovery of gold in 1848 near Sutter Mill in the Sierra Foothills. From gold prospectors to Chinese merchants, it was a rough-and-tumble era to be a part of. Much of the old architecture still survives today in numerous small towns that serve as weekend bed & breakfasts along California Highway 49. This historic region is also known as California Gold Country or "The Mother Lode".
Limited and open edition California Gold Country fine art photography prints for sale. Please contact me if you have any questions or for licensing inquiries.