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Gold Rush


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Gold Rush

  1. 1. GOLD RUSH<br />By B.B. , H.H., and D.L.<br />
  2. 2. STRIKING GOLD<br /> It all started when John Sutter picked up a piece of metal that looked like gold. He took it to be tested and it was confirmed real gold. By the late 1848 word spread and the discovery in California became National news. <br />
  3. 3. Gold<br /> Gold was discovered in California on January 24, 1848.<br />
  4. 4. James Marshall<br />Gold was first discovered by James Wilson Marshall while he was building a sawmill for Sutter on his property.<br />
  5. 5. After gold was found in California, 300,000 people came to search; 150,000 of those people came by sea.<br />
  6. 6. They came from ...<br /> They came mostly from America but also some from Europe, Australia, Asia, and Latin America.<br />
  7. 7. 3 Routes<br />Three routes 49’ers came from were:<br /><ul><li> Around Cape Horn (6-8 months)
  8. 8. The Isthmus of Panama (2-3 months)
  9. 9. Overland route (3-5 months)</li></li></ul><li>49'ers<br />Early gold seekers are called forty-niners because they came to California in 1849. They all came to Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, C.A. <br />
  10. 10. JOHN SUTTER<br />Sutter’s Mill was built by John Sutter. He was a Swiss emigrant who came to California. He also made Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento. He couldn’t control all the people who came seeking for gold; they overran his property leaving as mess.<br />
  11. 11. They first panned for gold getting the gold from streams or rivers. The tools they used were pans that they put in rivers to get gold.<br />
  12. 12. After a while 49’ers started mining for gold.<br />Mining for gold used picks and shovels. Miners dug for gold in caves.<br />
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