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Photograph of Charles J. Prudhomme, photographer, standing on the spot in Placerita Canyon where the first gold was discovered in California in 1842 by Francisco Lopez, 1931. Prudhomme, who is wearing a striped jacked, vest, shirt, trousers, and bowler hat, points to his left. He has a large white mustache and goatee. He is standing among small piles of rocks. Bushes grow behind him.
2 photographs : photonegative, photoprint, b&w 13 x 18 cm., 21 x 26 cm. negatives (photographic) photographic prints photographs
chs-m15677 USC-1-1-1-14112 [Legacy record ID] CHS-3021 http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m15677 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-3021.jpg
Men Gold Gold mines and mining--California Mining--First discovery of gold in California--Placerita Canyon Prudhomme, Charles J., 1854-1934 Historical sites
California Los Angeles USA canyons: Placerita Canyon
1-111-; 1-90-536 [Microfiche number] 3021 [Accession number] CHS-3021 [Call number] California Historical Society [Contributing entity]