California Gold Rush

California Gold Rush

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  • That's fantastic! Let's try and keep this under wraps, and keep it all for ourselves.
  • Sir! You have to come see this. I discovered gold in one of the mills!
  • January 24th, 1848
  • Maybe I can get rich too...
  • Everyone! Look! The Sutter Mill Gold is in fact real, and I'm rich because of it!
  • San Fransisco, CA
  • We come from far in wide in search of gold. Many others are following. We burned all our bridges, no going back now!
  • 1849, Enormous population increase in California
  • Welcome to San Fransisco, the heart of the Gold Rush! We are pleased that our newfound wealth has helped in getting California ordained into the Union!
  • San Fransisco, CA, 1850
  • Well pal, looks like this is about it. We've exhausted all the gold we can get!
  • CA, 1852
  • Hydraulic mining seems like our best bet at this point, but it's destroying the land!
  • Our population is still growing though. 38,000 and counting!
  • CA, 1853-on
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