Queens of the Mines is the historical drama podcast based on true gold rush women created and produced by Andrea Anderson. Andrea is a California Motherlode Native and has been lucky enough to have spent most of her life in a region that people from all nations travel to for vacation, from far and wide. The waterfalls at Yosemite National Park are closer to her than any city, or any town with a shopping mall. Andrea embarked on a search to learn about the first women who came to California, and who was already here? The lessons she learned, she may as well herself, struck gold. She shares the stories of brilliant, legendary women who made their own way, in a time where women were not so welcome to do so. Known, but rarely heard of women, whose stories contributed to the shaping of the future of the United States, and Andrea wants you to know their names. Written, Narrated and Produced by Andrea Anderson. Male Narration by Slim Cessna. Theme song "In San Francisco Bay" by DBUK. Banjo picking by Col J. D. Wilkes. You can find links on our website at queensofthemines.podbean.com. ** Research References will be posted at the end of each Chapter.