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
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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