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California Gold Rush
Transcript of California Gold Rush
James W. Marshall was the first person to discover gold in California
Gold was discovered in 1848
The exact date of the discovery was January 24, 1848
The Discovery Gold in California
Where Gold was Discovered
People Involved With the Gold Rush
Gold was discovered in California on John Sutter's property
It was discovered in a river near what is now modern-day Sacramento
The first person to discover gold in California was James Marshall on John Sutter's land
49ers which were people
James W. Marshall
John Sutter's Mill
First person to discover gold in California
Owned the land in California where gold was first found
49ers were emigrants
Moved across America
Came to California in hopes to find gold.
California During the Gold Rush
California at the time was ot claimed by anybody
California became a part of the United States during the gold rush
Territories at the Time
Lloyd, J. D. The Gold Rush. San Diego: Greenhaven, 2002. Print. Save to EasyBib
Ketchum, Liza. The Gold Rush. Boston: Little, Brown, 1996. Print. Save to EasyBib
Peterson, Judy Monroe. The California Gold Rush. Mankato, MN: Bridgestone, 2002. Print. Save to EasyBib
Sherrow, Victoria. Life during the Gold Rush. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 1998. Print. Save to EasyBib
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Lloyd, J. D. The Gold Rush. San Diego: Greenhaven, 2002. Print.
Ketchum, Liza. The Gold Rush. Boston: Little, Brown, 1996. Print.
Peterson, Judy Monroe. The California Gold Rush. Mankato, MN: Bridgestone, 2002. Print.
Sherrow, Victoria. Life during the Gold Rush. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 1998. Print.
Drager, Kerry, and Charles Fracchia A. The Golden Dream: California Gold Rush to Statehood. Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Center Pub., 1977. Print.
How the Gold Rush Affected the West
More settlers and minors came to California
California became the 31st state of the United States
"Gold! Gold! Gold from the American River!"
- Samuel Brannan, running through the streets of San Francisco waving a bottle of gold dust in the air, 1848
By the end of 1857 about $370,000,000 of gold was found in California
The second largest gold nugget was found in Carson Hills, California at 160 pounds
One of the most documented events
Looking for Gold
Picks, shovels, rockers, pans, and Long Toms were used
Gold was hidden in sand and gravel
Inflation and scarcity
Diet of hard bread and beans baked in grease
Loneliness and homesickness
Unceasing hard work
Minors would spend hours crouched down on their knees
Daily Life as a Miner
Worked from before sunrise to sunset
Repeated every day except for Sundays which were meant for relaxing