- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - An exhibit in northeastern Nevada on the impact of the California gold rush is complete.

The interactive exhibit at the California Trail Interpretive Center near Elko includes shipping routes used during the gold rush and a passport stamping station. Park rangers say kids also can learn the value of a bag of gold from the mid-1800s and build small log cabins.

Park ranger Alex Rose says the gold rush sparked an international migration to the Sacramento, California, area. Between 1846 and 1852, the number of Euro-American settlers living in California swelled from 7,600 to 225,000.

The interpretive center is about eight miles west of Elko on Interstate 80.


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