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Moving West-4

In the 1840s, what type of people when to California to dig for gold? Americans, Hispanics, Chinese gold seekers
In what year was gold discovered in California and where? January of 1848, in Sutter’s Mill
Who discovered gold in the mill that he built which only made others come to dig gold for in his area? John Sutter
Who was the U.S. President that announced to the US people that gold was found in California? James K. Polk
About how many families left their home to strike it rich in California? 80,000 people
By 1853, how many people were mining for gold in California? 250,000 people
How were gold prospectors mining for gold in rivers and streams? Many miner would “panned” for gold in the rivers or streams that slowed down for miners to scoop up gravel to site for gold nuggets.
What were the dangerous of gold mining in California? Diseases, deadly accidents, or even dangerous claim jumpers
By 1850, how much gold was discovered in California? 76 tons
Who was an entrepreneur that created working pants out of blue denim that they were named after him? Levi Strauss
What was the bad treatment of minority people by the America population? Discrimination
By 1860, the 1st mail express by horse was created to deliver the mail to the land, what was it called? The Pony Express
What replaced the 1st mail express by horse which was used to inspire future inventions? The Telegraph
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