Georgia's Green Russell loved hunting for gold. In fact, he is one of just a handful of prospectors who panned or mined gold in three major gold rushes in the U.S. - The North Georgia Gold Rush, California Gold Rush, and the Alaska Gold Rush.
Russell's unique role in history is about to be the subject of a $50 million dollar movie on America's rush for gold. In fact, according to the Dawsonville News, movie scouts are negotiating with Dawson County property owners to film part of the movie at Russell's old home place, near the Etowah River.
"If they can work it out with the property owner, [the film
officials] want that to be one of the main sites for the film," says a local resident involved in the location selection.
Other sites considered for the film were on the Yahoola
Creek, Chestatee River, and Dahlonega's Consolidated
Gold Mine and old Woody's store in Auraria, off Castleberry Rd. in Lumpkin County.