Date: January 2018
Duration: 7 hours 9 minutes
Not all that glitters is gold, and gold mining was not the simple getrichquick scheme many thought it was. The Diary of a FortyNiner draws readers into the daytoday life of a prospector during the California Gold Rush. The narrator Alfred. T. Jackson leaves home to move out West, dreaming: "I would like to have enough capital so that I would not have to slave from sunrise till dark as I did on dad's farm." This fortune doesn't come easy, though, as his diary documents the rough nights and wild gunfights that were mere occupational hazards of a fortyniner.