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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Gold Fever comes to Merced County



A treasure trove of Gold Rush-era images, documents and events comes to the Merced County Courthouse Museum beginning March 17.
“Gold Fever! The Untold Stories of California’s Gold Rush” is a traveling exhibit that will run through May 8 in Merced, museum officials said in a news release.
At the exhibit opening, Merced author and educator Eugene Hart will give a PowerPoint presentation titled “A Gold Seeker on the Merced River in 1849.”
The exhibit examines California before the discovery of gold in the American River, from the frenzied rush to the gold fields, and the experience of vigilante justice, to life in the rowdy gold camps, Gold Rush-era commerce and farming, and the shaping of California’s future.
The exhibition spotlights the remarkable stories of gold seekers who emigrated from all parts of the world during the tumultuous and colorful Gold Rush era, and examines the impact James Marshall’s discovery continues to have on all of California’s people, cultures, environment, politics and economy.






Read more here: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/entertainment/article64045402.html#storylink=cpy

‘Bering Sea Gold' returns 3/30. Punches are thrown in Season 6 promo



Punches are thrown

In Season 6, no one takes bigger risks than the Pomrenke family. Shawn, a.k.a. Mr. Gold, ventures 100 miles to an unproven claim at "The Bluff" while his father sinks the family fortune into a new inland mining operation. Meanwhile, despite owning her own dredge, The Eroica, Emily Riedel has trouble scrounging up a crew. Her former flame Zeke Tenhoff would rather mine for a large corporation than spend one more season on the water with Emily.

On the Reaper, Brad Kelly has big plans to strike it rich by purchasing 40 acres of off-shore claims, but first needs to convince his sons to bury the hatchet and rejoin the family business.

Meanwhile, Vernon Adkison feels pressure from investors when he struggles to find a ship to launch his "golden seahorse," and veteran miner Derek McLarty spends every penny he has to join the ranks as captain of his own brand new, guitar-shaped dredge: the High Noon.

"Bering Sea Gold" returns Wednesday, March 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery.