Best of the Web
Here's a site with links to many of Poe's most famous poems, stories, and essays.
Check out this biography of Edgar Allan Poe written in 1941. We dare you to read all of it.
This is a short history of the Gold Rush, with links.
Wow! Here's a first-hand account from a miner who participated in the California Gold Rush.
This is the site for the PBS documentary on the California Gold Rush.
Here's a cool, animated interpretation of the poem.
Woah. This is a creepy animation of Poe that is animated so it looks like he's reading it in 3D!
Check out the video for this hit song, called "El Dorado" by British metallers Iron Maiden. It was recorded in Chile too, perhaps near the site of the mythical Eldorado!
Here's U2 performing their song "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."
This guy sings "Eldorado" with a guitar.
Check out this Librivox recording of the poem.
Here's the most famous photo (daguerreotype) of Poe ever.
Here's a picture of Poe's tomb, with a rose on it.
Here's a t-shirt with Poe's picture and some lines from "Eldorado."
This is a picture of Sutter's Mill, where gold was first discovered in California.
Here's a cartoonist's rendering of Eldorado, taken from the movie The Road to El Dorado.
Check out an artist's rendering of a knight that fits Poe's description.
This is an obituary about Poe in the Southern Literary Messenger, a periodical he once edited.
Read 'em all here.
If you're really into Poe's darker tales, check this out.
Movies & TV
Here's a website for the animated film about two guys who find El Dorado.
This stars John Cusack as Poe himself.