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Alfredo Rodruguez:  Companions

Alfredo Rodriguez (1954)

COLORADO GOLD RUSH - Some miners became very rich, but most miners led a difficult life and left the mining camps with less money than what they came. The gold they did discover was oftentimes used to pay for housing, food, drink, and living supplies. The prices were high since there were few if any stores in which to purchase needed items.

This 27 slide powerpoint tells about the history of the California Gold Rush of It discusses the their journey, the first discovery of gold, entrepreneurs during that time like Levi Strauss, their struggle to find gold and eventually the end of the rush.