GOLD FEVER & THE BECHTLER MINT

Program Details
Air Time: 
03/28/2014 - 4:30am - 4:59am
Program Title: 
NONE
Program Service: 
MX
PSIP Description: 
North Carolina was the site of America's first gold rush, find out how a German immigrant from the small mountain town of Rutherfordton created a successful private mint that produced the first $1 gold coin in American history.
Long Description: 
For many it is a surprising story: that North Carolina was the site of America's first gold rush, and that a German immigrant living in the small mountain town of Rutherfordton in Rutherford County created a successful private mint that produced the first $1 gold coin in American history. Now, this new documentary explores the story of North Carolina's gold rush and tells how one talented, determined man filled a need and transformed an entire region by changing the economy, and instilling a pride that is still evident to this day.