In 1848, thousands of men and their families migrated to Placerville, CA in search of gold after hearing news of it’s discovery. A few weeks ago Lauren and I visited the birthplace of The Gold Rush via historic Highway 49, and found ourselves on our own search for treasures and antiques. We also paid a visit to the 150 year old Placerville Hardware Store, the oldest continuously operating hardware store west of the Mississippi River! Honestly!!

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