The California Gold Rush Storyboard- U.S History

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  • The California Gold Rush 1848-1855
  • On January 24, 1848 James W. Marshall found gold nuggets along the American River on his land in California
  • Oh my! I've struck gold!
  • The discovery caused many people from all over America to migrate to here and try their luck at getting rich from gold
  • GOLD?!? WHERE?!?!?!
  • Rope! Get your rope here!!
  • Although many miners didn't have much success with gold, merchants and traders took advantage of the opportunity and profited off the miners.
  • Pickles! Selling pickles!
  • Blue jeans! Get ya blue jeans here!!
  • The Gold Rush improved California- population and technology wise- and was a very important time period during the Industrial Revolution.
  • California was transformed and almost overnight, towns seemed to spring to life. The Gold Rush really shaped the California of today.
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