California Gold Rush 1848. Panning for gold. More
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California Gold Rush. Entrances to two mine shafts; man with shovel standing at one of the entrances |
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1847-1850- In the Gold Rush, the population of San Francisco grows from 300 to 30,000 people.
In 1848, gold was discovered by James W. Marshall at Sutter’s Mill Coloma, California. The news slowly got out to other states and countries. By 1849 president James Polk declared a gold rush. Over 200,000 people from all over the world came in hope they would get lucky and strike gold. People would use simple techniques such as panning to get out of the rivers and streams. The gold rush lasted until 1855.
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