I am here to tell you about the basics of the California gold rush.
Hello! My name is Bonanza Ben. I got that nickname in the gold mining camps when I found a fortune.
Lots of people got to the mining camps by ships. Other people came by wagon. Neither way was very safe, but they took the risk for gold.
We're in a mining town in California during the gold rush. Lots of people owned mules or donkeys to carry loads.
One thing about every man who came to California. They all thought they would strike it rich. Women came to California to start hotels or businesses where they would clean, cook, and sew for the miners.