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The California Gold

The California Gold Rush

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Who first discovered gold? When? A worker building a mill for John Sutter in 1848
Approximately how many Americans came looking for gold? About 80,000
Why were they called 49ers? Most of them came in 1849
What route did those who came by boat take from the eastern United States East by boat around the southern tip of South America across the Isthmus of Panama. Or overland
Name two ways prospectors tried to find gold Mining or panning
When did California become a state? Why did it happen so quickly 1850 because there was a need for local government authority
What city prospered from the gold rush San Francisco
What happened to the man who first discovered gold He was run off his land and died poor
Created by: GuineaPigwca