The California gold rush
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Gold was found by James W. Marshall in California
I struck gold!!!!
The findings unleashed the largest migration in United States history.
He struck gold!!
I need to head to California!!
The gold drew people from a dozen countries
This is the captain speaking and we are on our way to California
The news of gold brought approximately 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad
Welcome to the California airport
By the end of the year, the non-native population of California was estimated at 100,000
The fortunate bettered their circumstance, but mining required, above all, luck. And not everyone got lucky.
Over 14 Million
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