"From Georgia to California and Back: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Southern Gold Mining," Drew Swanson (UGA PhD history, 2010), history professor at Wright State University.

Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush, which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades, in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

A centerpiece of the exhibit is the Thomas Leverette McMullan Reed Creek Collection of Dahlonega Mint Coins, recently donated to the UGA Libraries by Mr. McMullan’s son, John. Support for the exhibit was provided by John F. and Marilyn McMullan, the James W. Woodruff, Sr. Center for the Natural History of Georgia and the Stephen E. Draper Center and Archives for the Study of Water Law and Policy.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Sponsored by: University of Georgia Libraries
Contact: Leandra Nessel 706-542-3879

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