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Beginning (1849-1849) • Who were the key people? • James W. Marshall • James W. Marshall was the first man to discover gold. • John Sutter • The owner of the mine that the gold was discovered.
Beginning (1849-1849) • What Were The Events That Led To The California Gold Rush? • John Sutter was a Swiss immigrant. • He got a 50,000 to the Sacramento Valley. • On the land he built Sutter’s Fort which was a great place for Farming, Business and a resting place for immigrants. • Sutter hired John Marshall to work on his mine.
Beginning (1849-1849) • What Were The Events Led up to the California Gold? (continued) • Marshall picked a piece of gold and looked like gold. • Later it was tested gold and the test came back positive. • Sutter wanted to keep the gold a secret so people wouldn’t be digging on his land • James Polk got word and so did everyone else and headed out west.
Beginning (1849-1849) • What Was It Like Before The Gold Rush Began? • Sutter was a wealthy business man with a 50,000 land grant. • If there even was a town it didn’t have a lot of people.
Beginning (1849-1849) • Where Did It Happen? • The Gold Rush started in the Sacramento Valley
Beginning (1849-1849) • Where were the people coming from? • The people were coming from all over the world to have a chance at gold.
Beginning (1849-1849) • How were they getting here? • The people got here using wagons and traveling by ship.
The Middle Historian What was life of the miners like? • Their were very many hardships for the miners such as disease being easily spread. • Being a place of no law their was a lot of thievery and murder. • Supplies having to be shipped from long ways their was rarely fruit causing scurvy. • Shelter was verily poor. Men who did live in decent cabins would usually be housing 6 other men at least.
Town Development • When news of gold came over 300,000 flocked to California. • Many boomtowns established in California. • One of the boomtowns had over 79 buildings. • The same town had an estimated population of 100,000 people. • The homes varied in boomtowns from shanties, framed house and even homes made of adobe brick.
The End Historian1856-1859 By: Allison Phillips
The End of the Gold Rush • California becomes state • 49’s left • Veteran miners • California development
Life Towards the End • Immigrants • Miners
Importance of the Gold Rush • California statehood • More immigrants and Americans • Greatest rush
Impact of Gold Rush • Attracted attention • People • Population • Money
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