Gold in North Carolina • The first gold rush in the United States occurred a few years after its discovery • In 1799, of a hunk of "heavy yellow' metal in or along Little Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, by Conrad John Reed, aged 12.
First gold rush 1803 • A gold rush started as a slave found a 28 pound gold stone next to a lake • Many of discoveries continued to happen until gold was discovered in California in 1849
Gold Found in California • James Marshall was building a saw mill and saw something shine in the water. • People everywhere dropped everything and ran to California to dig for gold.
Forty-niners • Americans who joined the rush for gold in 1849
Miners Life • Almost all Men. People recall seeing towns with only 2 women in it. • Men would pay 5 dollars for a biscuit made by a women. • Small villages turned into towns of thousands of people overnight • Gold rush Video
News paper article • You and your partner are two right a 1 page newspaper article telling the story behind either the California or North Carolina gold rush. Your story must include: 1. How it started 2. What people saw 3. A real life story