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April 3, 1990 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the SS Central America broke apart in a hurricane and its passengers fought desperately to live, the fortunes harvested from California's gold fields no longer mattered. "The love of gold was forgotten in the anxiety and terror of the moment and many a man unbuckled his gold-stuffed belt and flung his hard-earned treasure upon the deck, some hoping to lighten their weight . . .
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April 3, 1990 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the SS Central America broke apart in a hurricane and its passengers fought desperately to live, the fortunes harvested from California's gold fields no longer mattered. "The love of gold was forgotten in the anxiety and terror of the moment and many a man unbuckled his gold-stuffed belt and flung his hard-earned treasure upon the deck, some hoping to lighten their weight . . .
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