Gold Rush/Westward Expansion
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OMG I FOUND GOLD!
James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill, 1848
Word soon began to spread...
I heard old man Winston talkin' bout it too! I'm tellin ya, our lives could change... c'mon Ruthie!
Movin all the way west for some gold you may not find? I dunno Bob...
Bye Ruthie! We'll be rich before you know it!
Come back soon!
Thousands of men made the journey to California in hopes of finding gold and getting rich.
In 1850, California became a state, thanks to the 300,000+ people arriving for the Gold Rush in 1849.
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