A timeline history of the California Gold Rush

by Watson, Stephanie, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2016
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 979.4 W33
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 979.4 W33

In 1848, a carpenter named James Marshall discovered that there was gold in the riverbeds of the Sacramento Valley. Gold fever quickly spread across the country and around the world. By the thousands, hopeful people left their homes, families, and jobs in search of their fortune.

The California gold rush lasted for only seven years, but in that time it transformed California and affected the whole nation. People used their new riches to start businesses and build cities. People from many nations arrived to fill those cities. And in their quest for gold, the prospectors clashed with American Indians and set the stage for long-lasting tensions.

Explore the history of the California gold rush. Track the important events and turning points that made this discovery a pivotal part of the westward expansion of the United States.

An unknown land
The rush begins
To California: by land or sea
California is changed
Writing activity.

Additional Information
Series Timeline trackers: Westward expansion.
Subjects California -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile literature.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Chronology -- Juvenile literature.
California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Chronology -- Juvenile literature.
California -- Gold discoveries.
California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Chronology.
Publisher Minneapolis, MN :2016
Audience Grades 4-6.
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781467785808
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