Life Of An 1800s Silver Miner

Cerro Gordo was once the biggest producer of silver in the state of California. When it was at its peak, the town had almost 5,000 residents, all centered around the mining activity there. I have been living in this ghost town for almost 2 years now, and have been increasingly curious about what life was like back in Cerro Gordo’s heyday. In this video, I explore the mines and the town to try to give a clearer picture of what the life of an 1800s silver miner was like.


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