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  California Gold Rush
California Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado sent samples to Mexico City and, in an associated report, suggested that the government send a scientific team to survey and explore to determine whether or not there might be more gold in California.
California became a state in 1850 and slowly civilian authority was extended over the mining camps, but even then local initiative was an important element in the mines and even in the villages, towns and cities.
The Gold Rush is usually defined as running through 1852 although some historians use 1857, but gold continues to be mined in California today and more is known to be in the ground.
www.inn-california.com /Articles/history/californiagold.html   (1434 words)

  EH.Net Encyclopedia: California Gold Rush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The gold rush beginning in 1849 brought a flood of workers to California and played an important role in integrating California’s economy into that of the eastern United States.
The California Gold Rush began with the discovery of significant gold deposits near Sacramento in 1848.
The rush occurred because the gold mining industry was very labor intensive and was easy to enter due to modest capital requirements and laws which made acquiring a claim stake fairly simple.
eh.net /encyclopedia/article/whaples.goldrush   (910 words)

 Part One - The California Gold Rush: An era remembered
The admission of California as a free state in 1850, a direct result of the Gold Rush, forever tipped the scales in favor of the Union as the nation slipped toward the Civil War.
The Gold Rush spurred long-delayed congressional approval of the proposal for a transcontinental railroad.
The Gold Rush, in fact, proved to be a harbinger of similar events in California history that kept the state on the cutting edge.
www.calgoldrush.com /part1/01overview.html   (1976 words)

 The Gold Rush of California
Included are articles directly on the Gold Rush, and also on relevant California topics of the era, such as law, mail service, politics, law, race relations, transportation, water, and others.
One of the rings is currently in the possession of his great-great granddaughter which illustrates the multigenerational connection of the California Gold Rush.
I dedicate this bibliography to the California Indian who was virtually decimated by the onslaught of the gold miners and their subsequent permanent habitation.
wwwlibrary.csustan.edu /bsantos/goldrush/GoldTOC.htm   (685 words)

 The Overland Trail--Trails to the Gold Rush (Last updated 6/09/02)
The California National Historic Trail This trail carried over 200,000 gold-seekers and farmers to the gold fields and rich farmlands of California during the 1840's and 1859's, the greatest mass migration in American history.
The Bradshaw Trail The Gold Road to La Paz, Arizona or the Bradshaw Trail, unlike that taken in an earlier day by Spanish Conquistadors in their search for the Seven Cities of Cibola where the streets of Indian villages were supposedly paved with gold, led to millions of dollars in placer gold.
Gold in North Georgia Where the rush continued from the early 1800's until 1849, when word of gold in California reached Georgia and many of the miners left.
www.over-land.com /trgold.html   (1383 words)

 The California Gold Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Gold from the American River!” He was quickly surrounded as people rushed to see the gold and hear the news.
On December 6, the Hartford Daily Courant wrote, “The California gold fever is approaching its crisis....By a sudden and accidental discovery, the ground is represented to be one vast gold mine.
The gold that Marshall discovered, some six or eight miles west of the actual Mother Lode, was placer gold, eroded from the lode and washed down the watercourse of the South Fork of the American River.
www.malakoff.com /goldcountry/tcgcintr.htm   (2800 words)

 Mike Reisbord's history lesson: the California Gold Rush
Two years before the gold rush began, San Francisco was a small port town called Yuerba Buena, named after the wild mint which grew in the hills.
The military governor of California (which was not yet a state), Colonel Richard B. Mason, made a trip to Coloma that summer to celebrate the Fourth of July with John Sutter at Sutter's Fort.
Modern day examples of the gold rush spirit exist in Silicon Valley and the technology revolution, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and in countless individuals who immigrated from around the world to live in the state where the streets are paved in gold!
www.reisbord.com /goldrush.htm   (966 words)

 The California Gold Rush
Gold, in contrast, was the resource that fed the immigrants - fed their dream if not their bodies, and fed their progress, advanced the social system they were importing.
California's population soared from 14,000 to 265,000 and its social structure and culture were permanently altered.
Perhaps the gold rush's farthest-reaching social and industrial legacy was the modernization of technology, turning mining into a major industry supported by an evolving network of other industries and services.
www.calliope.org /gold/gold2.html   (2939 words)

 California Travel Guide - Travel to California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
California is one of the largest states in the US (trailing Alaska and Texas in size) and is referred to as the Golden State, which originates from the gold rush of 1849.
California is located along the west coast of the United States and is one of the most visited places on the planet.
California coastline has a Mediterranean climate and as such, has attracted large populations and have successfully used political means, particularly in the southern region (Los Angeles in particular) to redirect water resources from both northern regions and other states to serve thirsty populations.
www.justcalifornia.org   (656 words)

 California Gold Rush
The gold discovery sparked almost mass hysteria as thousands of immigrants from around the world soon invaded what would soon be called the Gold Country of California.
California, with its diverse population, achieved statehood in 1850, decades earlier than it would have been without the gold.
The California Gold Rush is generally considered to have ended in 1858, when the New Mexican Gold Rush began.
www.legendsofamerica.com /CA-Goldrush.html   (1308 words)

 The California Gold Rush, 1849
the discovery and the stampede to the gold fields was on.
The populations of many of the coastal towns were depleted as prospective prospectors headed to the gold fields.
Gold seekers traveled overland across the mountains to California (30,000 assembled at launch points along the plains in the spring of 1849) or took the round-about sea routes: either to Panama or around Cape Horn and then up the Pacific coast to San Francisco.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /californiagoldrush.htm   (1961 words)

 Gold Rush Overview
California's most famous gold rush dates to the morning of January 24, 1848, when James Marshall made his customary inspection of the sawmill he was building for John Sutter.
Most of them, including the Marshall Gold Discovery site, the fabulous Empire Mine, the historic town of Columbia, the rich gold deposits at Plumas Eureka, and the controversial hydraulic mining pits at Malakoff Diggins, are located in or near the Mother Lode region of the central Sierra Nevada foothills.
In combination, the Mother Lode and the Klamath gold fields produced the modern-day equivalent of more than $25 billion in gold before the turn of the century, with operations continuing at Empire Mine until as late as 1956.
www.parks.ca.gov /default.asp?page_id=1081   (612 words)

 California's Natural Resources: A Brief History of the Gold Rush
This discovery led to the rush to the upper Kern River region.
In 1854, a 195-pound mass of gold, the largest known to have been discovered in California, was found at Carson Hill in Calaveras County.
The rich surface and river placers were largely exhausted; hydraulic mines were the chief sources of gold for the next 20 years.
www.ceres.ca.gov /ceres/calweb/geology/goldrush.html   (422 words)

 Gold Rush
The British immigrants who came to Australia for the 1851 gold rush were called 'diggers.' In 1886, a part-time prospector in South Africa named George Walker started one of the world's biggest gold rushes.
By 1858 the California gold rush was about played out and prospectors were ready to move on to the next big strike.
The four sections / groups are: life before the gold rush, the discovery of gold, the key people, and the actual mining for gold.
www.42explore2.com /goldrush.htm   (1272 words)

 Decades History Timelines - California Gold Rush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
California ceded to US The Mexico Cession, part of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, gives the United States control of California.
President hypes gold in CA President James K. Polk adds to the gold rush frenzie when he verifies the news of California's gold discovery in his fourth annual message to Congress.
The largest hunk of gold known to have been discovered in California, 195 pounds worth, was found at Carson Hill in Calaveras County.
www.decades.com /Timeline/n/100.htm   (1228 words)

 gold nuggets - california gold rush - gold miner
2006 numbers are in, gold has climbed to its sixth annual increase in a row.
The gold price jumped to its highest level in nearly a month with the new year, providing early support to brokers’ predictions that bullion will surge past $US700 an ounce and beyond in 2007.
The gold price has been rallying since October, climbing from $US566.30/oz to $US647.11/oz at the end of November before finishing the year at $US636.20/oz.
www.california-gold-rush-miner.us   (381 words)

 American West - California Gold Rush
In the early 1840s, California was a distant outpost that few Americans had seen.
John Sutter (left) was a Swiss emigrant who had come to California in 1839 with the idea of building a vast empire.
The gold rush that followed was to make California the richest state in America.
www.historyonthenet.com /American_West/gold_rush.htm   (438 words)

 Gold Rush Chronology 1846 - 1849
Gold from the American River!”; He received the gold as payment for goods he sold in his store at New Helvetica at Sutter’s Fort.
“California Star” writes of whole towns emptied as the inhabitants rush to the gold washings.
Smith, military commander of California, declared the Yerba Buena harbor to be poor because the seas are too rough and it is located on a peninsula with little water and few food supplies.
www.sfmuseum.org /hist/chron1.html   (3536 words)

 Museum Mania On-line California Gold Rush Treasure Hunt
On January 24, 1998 I was pleased to attend the opening activity of the California Sesquicentennial (150th birthday) in Coloma California.
However, all of the events that happened as a result of the Gold Rush, directly shaped California and helped lay a foundation for what our state is today.
California was made a state shortly after the discovery of gold by the 49ers.
www.museummania.com /treasure4.htm   (1053 words)

 California Gold Rush
The first stop on the Gold Rush tour is a visit to the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, located at Coloma, California.
It was later scraped off the plates and taken to the retort room to be heated and separated from the mercury which was used again and again in the recovery process.
During the gold rush, lumber had to be shipped in for nearby forests were often stripped of all trees in order to feed steam engines.
mywebpages.comcast.net /cow99/gold.htm   (1878 words)

 WayBack . Gold Rush . Gold Fever | PBS KIDS GO!
It was 1849, and the California Gold Rush had begun.
In California, gold was free to anyone who could find it.
The Gold Rush transformed not only the lives of people, but California itself.
pbskids.org /wayback/goldrush/goldfever.html   (835 words)

 The California Gold Rush
The Gold Rush was one of the most significant events in California history.
It brought people from all over the United States and the world in search for gold.
Gold Rush starts to attract people from around the world
www.kidport.com /RefLib/UsaHistory/CalGoldRush/CalGoldRush.htm   (66 words)

 Gold Rush
California, and wrote his report for the adjutant-general at Washington.
This website includes a detailed chronology of the events of the California Gold Rush from the first discovery of gold at Sutter's mill to 1854 when Sacramento becomes the capital of California.
This memoir is an authentic record of one man's experiences during the California Gold Rush of 1849.
www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu /depts/edu/textbooks/calgoldrush.html   (357 words)

 The Land of Glittering Dreams - California Gold Rush
with historical nuggets on the California Gold Rush.
A first person historical perspective of the California gold rush can be found in the Letters section.
Images from “The Land of Glittering Dreams”, the fabled gold rush country of early California, present the work of George and Jo Ann Aiello, a devoted husband and wife photographic team, who have spent many years catching the elusive moods and vanishing landscapes of the Mother Lode.
www.glittering.com   (279 words)

 Westward Expansion: California Gold Rush | eThemes | eMINTS
Read about the discovery of gold in California and how this lured many gold seekers west.
Read some fun facts about the Gold Rush, including reasons why people paid $100 for water and the travelers' lack of cleanliness.
Read these answers to common questions to learn about gold, including how far all the gold in the world would stretch if it was put together.
www.emints.org /ethemes/resources/S00000914.shtml   (640 words)

 California Gold Rush
Gold Rush starts at 8 am sharp, with the remaining races starting directly afterwards.
The Gold Rush races are freestyle races; skate or diagonal stride techniques are allowed.
Gold Rush event participants will be photographed during the races by Keith Facchino.
www.farwestnordic.org /goldrush/californiagoldrush.html   (722 words)

 The California Gold Rush Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The band was formed following a visit to the historic gold mining town of Columbia, California by co-leader and alto hornist Les Benedict.
The concerts are historic, interesting and exciting to hear and observe, and they disclose the secret that bands were plentiful and popular in gold rush California.
The California Gold Rush Band plays genuine 19th century brass instruments from the extensive collections of the band members.
www.gabbf.com /goldrush.html   (275 words)

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