Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This picture was taken in 1889, and it shows three men panning for gold. The picture was taken near Rockerville in the Dakota Territory. There are people who still pan for gold. I had a friend when I lived in New Mexico, and every weekend he would head up to the mountains with his equipment, and he would find gold nuggets. He was really obsessed with it, but I think when you counted the cost of the gas, equipment, and other expenses, he never came out ahead. Something he really loved to do, and always gave him the dream of hitting it big.