Did I just find gold! I can't tell anyone or else I will become poor!
Let's hire some workers so that we can get more gold!
James Marshall and John Sutter
Shhh! Don't tell anyone. We can steal some of the gold and get rich!
That is a great idea. Let's make more money!
Workers on the Sutter Creek
I will offer you 3 pieces of gold for your farm
At Sutter Creek in California
Of course! What a bargain. How did you get your gold?
People finding out about the gold
CalifornianSan Francisco, March 1848"Gold Mine Found. -In the newly made raceway of the Saw Mill recently erected by Captain Sutter, on the American Fork, gold has been found in considerable quantities. One person brought thirty dollars worth to New Helevtia, gathared there in a short time. California, no doubt, is rich in mineral wealth; great chances here for scientific capitalists. Gold has been found in almost every part of the country."
People in the East hear about gold in California
Hey honey! I read in the newsapaper that there is gold in California. Let's move there... we can get rich!