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California gold rush

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Who first discovered gold in California? When? The workers. 1848.
Approximately how many Americans came looking for gold? Why were they called the "49ers?" About 80,000. Many of them came in the year of 1849.
What route did those who came by boat take from the eastern United States? Across the isthmus of Panama.
Name the two predominant ways prospectors tried to find gold? 1. They panned the rivers 2. They mined the earth
When did California become a state? Why did it happen so quickly? 1850. A need for local government authority.
What city prospered as a result of the gold rush? San Francisco
What happened to the man who first discovered gold there? He was run of his claim of land and he also died poor.
Created by: 9acdancer