I am certain that most of you have heard of the California Gold Rush in the mid 1800’s.
But probably not too many of you have heard about the 1950’s Uranium Rush. Or have you?
The nuclear industry was just beginning to emerge in the 1950’s and everyone thought that nuclear energy would be bigger than electricity. Uranium, a white lustrous, radioactive, metallic element used to fuel nuclear reactors was essential to nuclear power. The international race to find uranium was on. It was all very exciting. There were fortunes to be made!
And so there began a mad frenzy all over the Western United States. People seemed to go crazy just like during the California Gold Rush in the mid 1800’s!
Imagine going prospecting in the 1950’s!
Today, no one who hadn’t seen it would believe it. And of all the places that this race was particularly popular was around a little town called Rosemont near Lancaster, California. Only 2 hour drive from Los Angeles.
Well, at that time I had two buddies who loved hunting for just about anything. And they often invited me to go along. I’d always declined because I couldn’t stand violence. But this time, they weren’t hunting with guns, so I accepted their invitation.
This would be a real American adventure!
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