Friday, 26 September 2014
Old West Photo Friday: Prospectors in California
While at this late date they wouldn't have had to worry about hostile Indians, there were still plenty of bandits, scorpions, and poisonous snakes around. Not to mention the rough terrain and merciless sun. I wonder whatever happened to these guys? Did they strike the Mother Lode or fade into obscurity, poor and worn out? There are no names attached to this photo so I guess we'll never know.
Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.