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  Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit National Historical Park - Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit National Historical ...
After years of struggling through a depression, the people of the nation were intrigued by the possibility of riches.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves the story of the 1897-98 stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle’s role in this event.
In 1996 the international significance of the Klondike Gold Rush was officially recognized by Canada and the United States with the creation of the Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park.
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  Gold rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold.
The California gold rush led directly to the settlement of California by Americans and the rather rapid entry of that state in the union in 1850.
The significance of gold rushes in history has given a longer life to the term, and it is now applied generally to capitalism to denote any economic activity in the participants aspire to race each other in common pursuit of a new and apparently highly lucrative market, often precipitated by an advance in technology.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Gold Rush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In the history of the United States and Canada, several gold rushes took place throughout the 19th century, first in the Appalachians, and later in the Sierra Nevada, the Fraser Canyon, the Cariboo district and other parts of British Columbia, and the Rocky Mountains.
The most famous gold rush of all was the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898-99; the main goldfield was in Canada's Yukon Territory but it also helped open up the relatively new US possession of Alaska to exploration and settlement.
The significance of gold rushes in history have given a longer life to the term, and it is now applied generally to capitalism to denote any economic activity in the participants aspire to race each other in common pursuit of a new and apparently highly lucrative market, often precipitated by an advance in technology.
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 California Gold Rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The California Gold Rush is regarded as starting at Sutter's Mill near Coloma on January 24, 1848; James W. Marshall, an employee of Sacramento agriculturist John Sutter, found flecks of gold in the tail race of a lumber mill Marshall was building for Sutter along the American River.
Included among the legacies of the California Gold Rush are the California state motto, "Eureka" ("I have found it"), and the state nickname, "The Golden State," as well as placenames such as Rough and Ready, Placerville, Whiskeytown, Drytown, Angels Camp, Happy Camp, and Sawyer's Bar.
As it solidified, gold became concentrated within the magma, and during this cooling process, veins of gold formed within fields of quartz because of the similar melting temperatures of both.
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 EH.Net Encyclopedia: California Gold Rush
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.
www.eh.net /encyclopedia/article/whaples.goldrush   (910 words)

  
 California Gold Rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The California Gold Rush was a period in American history marked by mass hysteria concerning a gold discovery in Northern California.
Like many cities of the 19th century, the infrastructures of San Francisco and other boom towns near the fields were strained by the sudden influx; leftover cigar boxes and planks served as a sidewalk, and crime became a problem, causing vigilantes to rise up and serve the populace in the absence of police.
The California Gold Rush is generally considered to have ended in 1858, when the New Mexican Gold Rush began.
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 Gold Rush of 1849 - MSN Encarta
Gold Rush of 1849, the massive movement of people to California following the discovery of gold there in 1848.
In the earliest days of the rush, claims yielding as much as $300 to $400 in a day were not uncommon.
Placer gold, consisting of nuggets and gold particles, was found in streams and rivers in the foothills of the Sierras.
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Gold can be worked into a layer 1 millionth of an inch thick (it has been used on the face masks of astronaut's space suits as a shield).
The gold contained in the flood plains of the rivers that flowed out of the Mother Lode was very fine, widely disseminated throughout the sediment, and very hard to concentrate with the methods available during the early part of the Gold Rush.
One of the most enduring problems of the gold rush mines is the contamination of the soil and water by the mercury and arsenic, as well as by the acids released during the milling process.
virtual.yosemite.cc.ca.us /ghayes/goldrush.htm   (2601 words)

  
 ~ GOLD ~
Early gold discoveries in Australia were kept quiet as many feared a gold rush would plunge the largely convict population into chaos and lawlessness.
Some of the early theories about the origin of gold suggested that it was produced by volcanic heat, that it grew from a certain kind of clay, that it was created by lightning, or that in ancient times it had rained gold.
If all the gold ever made in the world to this point was made into a thin wire of 5 microns (millionth of a metre) diameter, then all the gold would stretch around the circumference of the world 72 million times.
www.sbs.com.au /gold   (552 words)

  
 Alaska Gold: The Gold Rush and goldpanning
Gold was first discovered in Southeast Alaska in the 1870s.
Alaska's first big gold strike came in Juneau in 1880 when two prospectors guided by an Indian found "large pieces of quartz, of fl sulfite and galena all spangled over with gold" in a creek that, of course, is now called Gold Creek.
It is estimated to contain 31.3 million ounces of gold and 18.8 billion pounds of copper, as well as other minerals including molybdenum, making it the largest deposit of gold and second largest deposit of copper in North America.
www.alaskascenes.com /alaskagold.html   (898 words)

  
 Discovernet: Australian Tales - Gold rush!
Usually gold was found in small specks, but the gold rush fever was intensified by the occasional discovery of large nuggets.
Today, the gold industry is well established and instead of hundreds of gold miners panning for gold in riverbeds and creeks, the work is done by huge machines that sift through mountains of rock, extracting microscopic amounts of the precious metal.
Gold even travels into space because of its ability to reflect heat and radiation - it is used in the construction of satellites and as a thin coating on the visors of spacesuit helmets to protect astronauts!
amol.org.au /discovernet/tales/gold.asp   (1474 words)

  
 Klondike Gold Rush - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Klondike Gold Rush was a frenzy of gold rush immigration to and gold prospecting along the Klondike River near Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, Canada, after gold was discovered in the late 19th century.
The gold rush remains an important event in the history of the city of Edmonton, which to this day celebrates Klondike Days, an annual summer fair with a Klondike gold rush theme.
Another literary luminary connected with the rush, and whose cabin still stands in Dawson City, was folk-lyricist Robert W. Service, whose short epics "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and other works describe the fierce grandeur of the north and the survival-ethic and gold fever of men and women in the frozen, gold-strewn north.
www.voyager.in /Klondike_Gold_Rush   (1299 words)

  
 The Australian Gold Rush - Stories from Australia's Cuilture and Recreation Portal
The gold rushes of the nineteenth century and the lives of those who worked the goldfields - the 'diggers' - are etched into our national folklore.
Gold fever gripped the nation and the colonial authorities responded by appointing 'Commissioners of Land' to regulate the diggings and collect licence fees for each 'claim'.
The discovery of gold in NSW and Victoria accelerated the abolition of convict transportation to the east coast of Australia, and ultimately to the nation as a whole.
www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au /articles/goldrush   (1554 words)

  
 The California Gold Rush, 1849   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
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
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 Gold Rush
One of the largest events in California history was the discovery of gold in 1849.
By 1851, the number of gold seekers was beginning to decline.
Gold deposits were often found inside quartz veins.
projects.edtech.sandi.net /brooklyn/community/goldrush.htm   (385 words)

  
 Gold Rush
After we was alone in a private room he showed me the first specimens of gold, that is he was not certain if it was gold or not, but he thought it might be; immediately I made the proof and found that it was gold.
This abundance of gold, and the all-engrossing pursuit of it, have
From 1849 to 1853 there was a rush of people to the Pacific coast, of the class described, All thought that fortunes were to be picked up, without effort, in the gold fields on the Pacific.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAgoldrushC.htm   (4059 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.
ceres.ca.gov /ceres/calweb/geology/goldrush.html   (422 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 ingredients which fueled the gold rush, and the kind of person who was drawn to participate in this historic event have profound influences on California even today.
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)

  
 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.
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 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.
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 Discovery of Gold, by John A. Sutter - 1848
Then the people commenced rushing up from San Francisco and other parts of California, in May, 1848: in the former village only five men were left to take care of the women and children.
What a great misfortune was this sudden gold discovery for me! It has just broken up and ruined my hard, restless, and industrious labors, connected with many dangers of life, as I had many narrow escapes before I became properly established.
Had I succeeded for a few years before the gold was discovered, I would have been the richest citizen on the Pacific shore; but it had to be different.
www.sfmuseum.org /hist2/gold.html   (1754 words)

  
 North Georgia Gold Rush-1828
Few words in the English language create the fervor that the cry of "Gold" does in man. A driving force in the colonization of America, gold was the primary reason for Hernando De Soto to visit the North Georgia region in the early 1540's.
After the Spanish were forced from Georgia, interest in gold died for a number of years, but mining continued off and on throughout 18th century and into the 19th century.
There was so much gold being produced in the region that the Federal government completed a mint in Dahlonega in 1838, however by that time production had begun to decrease.
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 WayBack . Gold Rush . Gold Fever | PBS KIDS GO!
It was 1849, and the California Gold Rush had begun.
Eventually, much of the gold that could be mined by hand had been found.
The Gold Rush transformed not only the lives of people, but California itself.
pbskids.org /wayback/goldrush/goldfever.html   (835 words)

  
 The Argonauts
Excited as they were at seeing the first flash of color since their arrival in the mountains, the gold seekers soon realized that the area had long since been panned out.
On their tour they had unearthed some gold, “from one to ten cents worth in a panful of gravel,” according to Luke Tierney, but had been unsuccessful in finding the source of all this drifted gold.
News of the gold strikes had been carried back to the Missouri River Valley, where the frontier newspapers had picked up the story, embellished and exaggerated and printed it, until the meager finds had taken on the nature of a true bonanza.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Falls/2000/goldrush.html   (6745 words)

  
 ::: The Klondike Gold Rush :::
Gold was literally found all over the place, and most of these early stakeholders (who became known as the "Klondike Kings") became wealthy.
With that pronouncement, the Klondike Gold Rush was on!
Nevertheless, when gold was discovered at Nome, Alaska in 1899, few of these Klondikers stopped to think about what they had just experienced.
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 The Gold Rush (1925)
The Gold Rush (1925) is the quintessential Chaplin/Little Tramp film, with a balance of slapstick comedy and pantomime, social satire, and emotional and dramatic moments of tenderness.
It was Chaplin's own personal favorite film, that showcases the classic Tramp character (referred to as "The Little Fellow" in the re-release version) as a romantic idealist and lone gold prospector at the turn of the century, with his cane, derby, distinctive walk, tight shabby suit, and mustache.
During the Great Gold Rush to Alaska, men in thousands came from all parts of the world.
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