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The California Gold Rush: A Unit Study - The End In Mind

The Gold Rush began in California in the mid It opened many job and entrepreneurship opportunities to people including Levi Strauss.

At the end of the California Gold Rush, more than 300,000 people had moved into the area to try to strike it rich.

Links to a number of vintage photos of prospectors during the California gold rush - All Day

The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the Gold Rush.   California Gold Rush Pictures: Gold Washing in California

The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the Gold Rush. California Gold Rush Pictures: Gold Washing in California

The Oregon Trail Wagon Train / A Six Month Journey | Western Trips

History inspiration (wagon trains): The Oregon Trail wagon train, a six-month journey.

Gold miners combed the Rocky Mountains, including the slopes of Pikes Peak, during the first gold rush of 1859.

At first, this gold rush was up on Pikes Peak (it was one of the main places it had took place in). The Pikes Peak Gold Rush made every person in Colorado talk about gold.

miners in Ca. Placer gold was first found in Wolf Creek in 1848. Grass Valley

Gold miners in Ca. Placer gold was first found in Wolf Creek in Grass Valley. The majority of the rush happened the next year, hence the name, "Miner Forty-Niner's". My grandfather worked in the Empire Mine.

California Gold Miner Prospector Pick Axe & Shovel Oroville CA Kusel CDV Photo

California Gold Miner Prospector Pick Axe & Shovel Oroville CA Kusel CDV Photo Raj & Henry - in the gold rush, the people who sold pick axes and shovels made the money.

Mormon Pioneer Family at Echo City, Utah, c.1869 (Photographic Print at Art.com) Interesting how many are going back to sod/green roofs today, they've withstood the test of time.

- Mormon Pioneer Family at Echo City, Utah, love the name *Echo city** calling all wifes in numbers.

Capt. John A. Sutter.  Sutter owned the property on which gold was first discovered in California, leading to the California gold rush.

Sutter owned the property on which gold was first discovered in California, leading to the California gold rush.

MOLLIE KATHLEEN GORTNER:  SITTING ON A GOLD MINE!  122 years ago she first set foot in Cripple Creek, Colorado and discovered the richest and longest producing gold mine in history. GO MOLLIE!  Read her story in our blog post!

MolliIe Kathleen Gortner: Sitting on a gold mine without going out. About 122 years ago, she first set foot in Cripple Creek, Colorado and discovered the richest and longest producing gold mine in history.

Rhoades-Hall mine during the Klondike gold rush (which started after gold being found there in 1886)

Rhoades-Hall mine during the Klondike gold rush (which started after gold being…

“Covered Wagon Women” is a fascinating non-fiction account of fourteen pioneer women traveling west in the 1840’s. The book was edited and compiled by historian Kenneth L. Holmes. It is a remarkabl...

“Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849,” by Kenneth L. Holmes

“Covered Wagon Women” is a fascinating non-fiction account of fourteen pioneer women traveling west in the The book was edited and compiled by historian Kenneth L. It is a remarkabl.

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