California gold rush

by Roop, Peter.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 979.4 Roop
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 979.4 Roop
 
 
Summary
Read about one of the most exciting times in American history--the California Gold Rush. The Scholastic History Readers series was created especially to bring history to life for beginning readers.

Beginning with the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, this book traces the phenomenon that came to be called the Gold Rush. Readers learn what the phrase "gold fever" means, and who the "forty-niners" were. Various ways of traveling to the gold fields are described, as are various ways of mining or panning for gold.

Mining towns sprang up overnight, with businesses that addressed the miners' every need. When the Gold Rush faded, the history of California had been changed forever.
Contents
Gold fever!
California or bust!
Striking it rich!
After the rush.

Additional Information
Series Scholastic history readers.
Subjects Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Juvenile literature.
Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- 19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life -- California.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile literature.
California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Juvenile literature.
California -- Gold discoveries.
California -- History -- 1846-1850.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Reference,2002
Contributors Roop, Connie.
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 48) and index.
ISBN 0439273153 (pbk.)
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