• Short Summary

    Great footage from the gold rush town of Mesquite Springs in California.

  • Description

    Titles read: "THE GOLD DIGGERS - OF OLD MEXICO".

    Mesquite Springs, California.

    Various shots of hastily put up shacks in the gold rush town of Mesquite Springs. Good shots of people arriving in cars, carts, on foot and on donkeys - a cute little baby donkey / foal follows. Men are seen using makeshift equipment to shake the gold free from clods of earth. In the town we see a man having a shave under the canopy of an open air barbers; exterior of a bank, established to deal with the gold; men drinking in a makeshift bar and exchanging gold dust for cash on the street.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1192.25
    Media URN:
    41123
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1939
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:53:00 / 01:50:04:00
    Canister:
    PT 498

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