Mountain of Gold

 

The story follows the towns founders; the Stewart brothers, who gave the town it's name and fame.

 

Prospectors themselves, they realized that there was just as much money in creating a town as in developing a mine. In the end, they had both.

 

The show deals with the town's first collapse which was attributed to a depression and the outbreak of war. The town basically became a ghost town; home to only 20 hardened survivors and a desperate mining family that stayed on during these bleak times to be a witness to the discovery of the mountain of gold. 

 

Mountain of Gold depicts the last days of the town before the great depression in the thirties. It is not so much a story of a mining town but of the people who lived and worked there. Much of the story is in their own words extracted from diaries and journals.