Cornish in the California Gold Rush


Cousin Jack California Gold Rush

This is my Mom’s father’s father, Mine Captain Richard Harry, at the top of the Harry Shaft at the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine, south of San Francisco. He changed my life by leaving Godolphin Cross in Breage Parish to come to California to the gold fields.

Cali Cornish runs the California Cornish Cousins



  1. Jeff says:

    Many thanks for sharing your photo. Does your family have other photos of Captain James Harry, the Harry Shaft or the mining activities there?

  2. Jennifer says:

    Dane, Mine Captain Richard Harry is my great grandfather. His son Herbert Henry Harry was my grandfather. I plan to visit New Almaden for the 1st time in November.

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