Outdoor Idaho

Gold Rush Days & Ghost Towns

Season 19 Episode 7 | 56m 49s Video has closed captioning.

In the 1860's thousands of gold seekers poured into Idaho, intent upon striking it rich. They built cities and mills and tunneled into mountains. After about 2 years the towns disappeared as hopes faded. Hear from descendants, see old photos, learn about Idaho's mining history.

Aired: 03/07/01

Rating: TV-G

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