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GOLD. A metal used in making money, or coin. It is pure when the metal is unmixed with any other. Standard gold, is gold mixed with some other metal, called alloy. Vide Money.

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Based upon diaries and historical documents from the gold-rush era, The Balloon Boy Of San Francisco brings the past to vibrant life, recreating history and setting with such detail it's the next best thing to stepping into a time machine.
After the stampede waned, Skagway became the birthplace of organized sightseeing in Alaska, when a gold-rush veteran named Martin Itjen started the original Skaguay Street Car in 1923.
In the preface to Rooted in Barbarous Soil, editor Richard Orsi states, "perhaps never in the time-honoured American tradition of frontiering did civilization appear to sink so low as in gold-rush California." An ethnically-diverse masculine population of "volatile transients" lived in shoddy instant cities, competed for instant wealth in a "mercurial economy," was tom by jealousy, and divided by racism (pp.