Thomas C. Moore was born in Harper's Ferry, WV. Moore arrived in California with the Gold Rush. His painting of Rich Bar on the Feather River was done in 1851 and is in Illustrated History of Plumas, Lassen and Sierra Counties (Fariss & Smith, 1882).
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