The California Gold Rush (1848 to 1859)

The Gold Rush was one of the most significant events in California history. It brought people from all over the United States and the world in search for gold.

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Events of the California Gold Rush

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James Marshall discovers gold at Sutter's sawmill Gold Rush starts to attract people from around the world California becomes a state Gold becomes more scarce

Development of better mining techniques

Population of California exceeds 300,000   Sacramento becomes the California State Capital     Discovery of silver in Nevada ends the California Gold Rush
1848 1849 1850 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1859
 
                   

 

Books about the California Gold Rush

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  Books on the California Gold Rush

 

Links to other sites on the Gold Rush

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  American Memory from the Library of Congress
 

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