"Golden Cornucopia" takes audiences on a journey to a forgotten time and place, where a community of hardworking miners and their families carved out a life amidst the rugged Oregon wilderness. Now, decades later, a small group of locals, are determined to preserve the memory of this once-thriving gold mining town, and the people who called it home. Through personal accounts and rare archival photos, this powerful documentary captures the spirit of a town and its people, fighting against the ravages of time to keep their legacy alive.
"Golden Cornucopia" is a poignant documentary that takes us on a decades-long journey to explore the history and legacy of a once-thriving mining community in Cornucopia, Oregon.
Once a hub of industry and prosperity, the town of Cornucopia is now slowly fading into history, with its mines and memories the only remaining testament to the ingenuity, resilience, and self-reliance of the people who once called this place home.
Through exclusive never before seen footage and photographs, the film offers an insider's view of the mine and the people who lived, worked, and died here. Despite the dangers of mining, including avalanches, industrial mishaps, and premature dynamite explosions, the community persevered, drawn together by a shared sense of purpose and the promise of gold.
Today, visitors from all walks of life are drawn to Cornucopia, sensing a palpable energy that lingers long after the blasting and din of mining activity ceased. Through the stories, we witness industry on a grand scale, laughter, and song during Saturday dances, children playing, and 4th of July celebrations, complete with dynamite explosions to celebrate the holiday!
A billion dollars in gold ore may be safely locked away in the mountains. Still, the actual value of this place lies in the memories, stories, and community that endures to this day. "Golden Cornucopia" is a testament to the power of the human spirit and a celebration of this remarkable place's rich history and legacy.