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2016 World Gold Panning Championships!!

2016panningchampAnother Gold Rush is coming to El Dorado County September 11–18, 2016. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds will look like the gold rush that started in 1848 when James Marshall discovered gold in the tail races of his lumber mill, just a few miles away in Coloma, along the South Fork of the American River. Hundreds of competitors from around the world will join us for a week long competition to see who is the fastest panner. Open to the public and all ages are welcome to compete…hope to see you there!

The El Dorado County Fairgrounds is the center of the 2016 World Gold Panning competition. It is being transformed into a continuation of the gold rush that started in 1848 when James Marshall discovered gold in the tailraces of his lumber mill, just a few miles away in Coloma, along the South Fork of the American River. This discovery lead to the world migration of individuals to California to seek their fortunes. Now the world returns again!

Competitors will be panning native sand and gravel to find placer gold in record time! It’s a gold panner’s dream to win a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medal in a World Championship Competition.

MORE INFO HERE

Panning for Gold in Spring Valley Park, PA

Posted: July 18, 2016 ON THE GPAA WEBSITE
By ED PARSHLEY

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to sponsor a “Panning for Gold” program in Spring Valley County Park, North Hopewell Township. The program is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30th at the parking area at the intersection of Potosi Road Extd. and Line Road.

This is the only day of the year panning for gold is permitted in any York County parks.

This event is open to the public and there is no fee or pre-registration required. To participate in the program, please bring the following:

• Shoes that can get wet and dirty (Footwear is required – no open-toed shoes)
• Old Clothing – you may get wet
• A gold pan and classifier (No Glass)
• A small container for the gold

There will be short oral presentations….. READ MORE ON THE GPAA WEBSITE

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Time is ripe for Julian’s Apple Days – SFGate

JulianAwesome little town with deep gold rush history.

On paper, walking from one end of the tiny town of Julian in San Diego County to the other should take 15 minutes, tops. Or all day.

There were no street fairs or pedestrian-heavy sidewalks to blame for my glacial pace along the five blocks that make up Main Street on a recent visit. Just apples. Every couple of steps brought temptation in new mouthwatering variations: pies, ciders, syrups, dumplings, shakes, caramels and … well, you get the idea.

Each year Julian draws thousands of visitors on the strength of its reputation as an apple town. And with good reason – the apple pie alone is worth the trip. But after the pie coma has worn off, don’t overlook the other diversions in this folksy hill town rich with Gold Rush history.

via Time is ripe for Julian’s Apple Days – SFGate.

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