This series serves as tribute to the only real American heritage, at least in my opinion. Nowadays - in the era of risen Trumpism, Wall Street capitalism, the free market, international and globalized politics - we forget how the States were born. An 'immigrant paradise.'
The Gold Rush was a time in which nationalities from all over the world - mostly Europe - crossed and swarmed the Atlantic in search of their fortune. It led to a shift of the geopolitical and political situation of the Union. The pioneers - the ones that made the journey all the way to the frontier to find the precious metal they so dearly desired - gave the government the opportunity to implement American law to the 'unexplored frontier'.
However, I could go on talking about conflict with native tribes and other dire situations that occurred as a result of this 'westward' expansion, but that is not the point of this series.
This series should provide a glimpse into history. "What does the Wild West look like?", centuries after the era that made the United States what it is. Centuries after the era that paved a way for the famous saying: "The American Dream".