California Gold rush

California Gold rush

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  • More money was made by merchants selling the materials to mine gold than the actual 49's who were mining it.
  • This Gold Rush was a male dominated event, but that didn't mean that women didn't do it though.
  • The California Gold Rush
  • Early sections of San Francisco was made from abandoned ships by prospectors so they could have a place to stay.
  • The Gold Rush was the largest mass migration in U.S history.
  • 1. Mining for gold was very costly enterprise. 2. Many people ended up losing all of there money trying to get gold.
  • Coffee went for around 100 dollars per pound and replacing a set of worn out boots could set you back 2500.
  • Most miners would average around 12 hours a day trying to find gold but the ones wanted it real bad stayed for around 16.
  • Everyone thinks the early prospectors came west in wagons but most of the early ones came on a boat.
  • Its the California gold rush it started and now everyone is trying to go and get gold!
  • I'm James W. Marshall and I found the first gold in 1848 .It was Jan 24, 1848. Which started The California Gold Rush.
  • There 300,000 of people fleeing to the Gold Rush. They were all called the 49's
  • It also attracted 10's of thousands Latin Americans and people from Europe and Australia.
  • Looks like a great spot for a gold mine.
  • Well I'll fight you for it
  • I was here first and your not mining here.
  • So the California Gold Rush ended in 1855 it lasted 8 years some people went home broke some went home rich it was all the really matters now is that it was a big part of our history.
  • The California Gold Rush
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