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  • It all started when John Sutterpicked up a piece of metal that lookedlike gold. He took it to be tested and itwas confirmed real gold. By the late1848 word spread and the discovery inCalifornia became National news.
  • Gold was discovered in California on January 24, 1848.
  • Gold was first discovered byJames Wilson Marshall whilehe was building a sawmill forSutter on his property. View slide
  • After gold was found inCalifornia, 300,000 people came tosearch; 150,000 of those peoplecame by sea. View slide
  • They came mostly fromAmerica but also some fromEurope, Australia, Asia, andLatin America.
  • Three routes 49’ers came from were:• Around Cape Horn (6-8 months)•The Isthmus of Panama (2-3 months)•Overland route (3-5 months)
  • Early gold seekers are called forty-niners because they came toCalifornia in 1849. They all came toSutter’s Mill in Coloma, C.A.
  • Sutter’s Mill was built by John Sutter. He was aSwiss emigrant who came to California. He alsomade Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento. He couldn’tcontrol all the people who came seeking for gold;they overran his property leaving as mess.
  • They first panned for gold gettingthe gold from streams or rivers.The tools they used were pans thatthey put in rivers to get gold.
  • After a while 49’ers startedmining for gold. Mining for gold used picks and shovels. Miners dug for gold in caves.