Program explores Gold Rush days

By June 2, 2011

Davis author Ruth Chambers will present a program about California’s Gold Rush days at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

Once the famous Granny Muffin of Davis Community Television, Chambers  now works with the Living History Program at the Sacramento History Museum. She has a Gold Rush puppet show, which covers the Gold Rush period all the way through the Transcontinental Railroad.

Chambers will discuss life as a woman who becomes a widow and has to support herself. The program covers the wagon train going west, having to earn a living, and dealing with the issues of the time in the Sacramento valley.

To sign up for this free program, call (530) 757-5696.

Enterprise staff

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