Newcastle, Gem of the Foothills

Newcastle – Gem of the Foothills explores one of California’s most compelling Gold Rush towns. Founded as an important stop on the original transcontinental railroad, Newcastle became a center of the nation’s fruit industry. The program recalls the Native Americans, gold miners, Chinese shop keepers, and Japanese farmers who played important roles in Newcastle’s history.

Wednesdays 7:00PM

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