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Wheelbarrow Johnny's Gold Rush: John Studebaker Story -- Placerville, CA

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Published on Oct 9, 2013

Enjoy the story of how John Mohler Studebaker took a wagon train west to Placerville in 1853 to get rich mining gold but discovered his true riches were to be found in making wheel barrows for the miners. Learn how John took his profits back to Indiana and partner with his brothers making wagons and eventually the Studebaker automobile. Visit the El Dorado County Museum to see an original J. Studebaker wheelbarrow and wagon....and a copy of this film. The film is commissioned by the Placerville Historical Museum and El Dorado County Museum (http://museum.edcgov.us/). Dee Owens is the producer.

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