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William H Russell, Alexander Majors and William B Waddell were partners. In 1849 they had a freighting business called Leavenworth  Pikes Peak Express Company. In 1850, the name changed to Central Overland and Pikes Peak Express Company. They held government contracts for moving army supplies to the Western frontier.   They had the idea of using mounted riders so they could speed delivery of the mail from St Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California in 10 days.

The Pony Express mail route ran from St. Joseph, MO, to Sacramento, CA, but only existed April 1860 - Oct.

1848 the discovery of gold.  Library Exhibits :: Gold Rush- A poster that advertises how to get to the gold regions. 1848 the discovery of gold.

1848 the discovery of gold. Library Exhibits :: Gold Rush- A poster that advertises how to get to the gold regions. 1848 the discovery of gold.

Miner's Right (1865) FRONT (crop) The Miner's Right was introduced in 1855 in the colony of Victoria, replacing the Miner's Licence. Protests in 1853 at Bendigo with the formation of the Anti-Gold Licence Association and the rebellion of Eureka Stockade in December 1854 at Ballarat led to reform of the system with a cheaper annual fee of five shillings the right to mine gold, the right to vote, and the right to own land. Previously the mining licence was eight pounds a year.

ACTIVITY: LAW Students receive a 'Miner's Right' after receiving x amount of points for kindness shown in the classroom, as a welfare exercise incorporating the unit.

Print out the free "Around the Horn" game to learn about the Gold Rush in 1848/1849

Print out the free "Around the Horn" game to learn about the Gold Rush in (To go with the book "By the Great Horn Spoon")

19th Century American history coloring pages - 1849 - The Gold Rush  The discovery of gold led to a great movement of people across the country in search of riches.

Century American history coloring pages - 1849 - The Gold Rush The discovery of gold led to a great movement of people across the country in search of riches.

Worksheets: California Gold Rush: Sutter's Mill

California Gold Rush: Sutter's Mill

Correia Creative Design: Gold Rush

This poster is for an exhibition about the Gold Rush. I’m also creating a 60 second flash animation to compliment this poster.

California Gold Mine Maps | ca-historic-gold-rush-map

California Resources, Hazards and Water

This is a California Gold Rush History Timeline. This could be used as a handout to give the students for them to study at home.

Gold Rush map in color

Charles Drayton Gibbes, A New Map of the Gold Region in California, Harvard Map Collection.

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