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‘Gold Rush’ Star John Schnabel Turns 96, Shares Wisdom With Fans (VIDEO)

Discovery Channel has a major hit on their hands with the reality series Gold Rush, and part of the reason for that is the endearing “Grandpa” John Schnabel, who’s been a guiding force for grandson Parker. This week, John turned 96, and Discovery saw this as the perfect opportunity to have the Gold Rush star share some of his wisdom with fans of the show. It’s a delightful video that shows us just what kind of wisdom a man accumulates over the course of 96 years on this planet.

From his time working on a sawmill as a teenager, to his service in the Air Corps during World War II, right down to his election as mayor of his hometown of Haines, Alaska, John Schnabel has done it all. He would develop a passion for gold mining, and would eventually pass on his knowledge on prospecting to his grandsons Payson and Parker. And, well, the rest is history. In short, Grandpa John has experienced a lot in his life. But what wisdom does Grandpa John have to pass down to fans of Gold Rush? Watch the video below:

'Gold Rush' Star John Schnabel Turns 96, Shares Wisdom With Fans (VIDEO)

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And for more on Gold Rush, read our exclusive interview with Grandpa John Schnabel!

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