How the California Gold Rush Began The California Gold Rush was an extremely important event that happened in northern California when thousands of people moved to California hoping to find gold. James Marshall and John Sutter were the first people to discover gold on January 28, 1848. It all began when James Marshall was working to build a water-powered sawmill in The American River. Suddenly, James Marshall noticed gold flakes in the water and was positive it was gold. When the California gold rush continued to spread, people abandoned their homes and families and left for California hoping they would find gold.
In 1848, James Marshall discovered gold while constructing a mill for John Sutter (Encyclopedia.com, 2015). At the time, John Sutter had 3 mills and more than two hundred and sixty people working for him (Kosher, 2015). As news traveled about the discovery of gold, Sutter’s workers quit working for him and began gold panning. However, Sutter’s men were not the only group of people who sought for riches in California. By 1849, people from all over the world made the long trip to California’s mountains in search for gold.
January 24, 1848 James W. Marshall, a carpenter from New Jersey, discovered gold. Marshall was building a saw mill on the Sierra Nevada foothills when he found the gold. He was building the mill for John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant. When Marshall found the gold, he hit it between two rocks and it flattened but did not break. This is how he determined that it was real gold.
As stated in ABC7 San Francisco’s article “The Environmental Results of the California Gold Rush,” mercury that was used to extract gold from quartz, a method known as hard rock mining, has resulted in modern-day California having “millions of pounds of mercury” in their environment. Another method used to mine gold was hydraulic mining (Fryska 6). Rocks were blasted away through fast-moving water in order to reveal the repressed rock (Fryska 6). In order for this to work successfully, much water is required. “Massive systems of levees
Gold is just like money. Sometimes gold and money can get a person killed. Some people did die during the California gold rush. People like gold because it is shiny. You can melt gold and make a gold tooth.
“Will there really be gold pot around the time of the storm? I thought it only only exist under rainbow,”asked Doodle. I said,“I guess it’s because rainbow exist after the storm” Then Doodle instantly replied,“I agree, but I think the scarlet ibis that died last hour resembles bad luck, we probably won’t found the gold this time.” I said,“I’ll prove you wrong.” After our conversation Doodle started his workout. Half hour throughout Doodle’s workout it started to rain, but
I. The California Gold Rush is one of the most known gold rushes in the U.S. The phenomenon was started by James Marshall when he found gold in the American River and he said “My heart thumped for I knew it was gold.” Because of his findings the California Gold Rush was born in 1848, then died seven years later in 1855. During these seven years California accumulated over 300,000 people that left their homes to mine for gold. If the gold rush never happened California would most likely belong to Mexico.
The California Gold Rush The California Gold Rush; an era of hope, greed, destruction, and growth. The California Gold Rush was, in the 1800s, a direct pathway to the American Dream. In January 1848 James Wilson Marshall found gold in the American River. This new discovery spread throughout the United States and eventually throughout the world. After President Polk confirmed the rumors of gold in California in 1848 (Oakland Museum Staff), around 250,000 people came to California in seek of the soft metal that could lead to a fortune: gold (The forty-niners).
The President Nobody Remembers John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was the only president born on independence day. As a young boy, Coolidge grew up in a town of only 1,699 people. His father was a hardworking man, who owned a general store in the small town and taught Coolidge how to be a businessman. Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president who started off with a popular reputation, however, with the emergence of the Great Depression during his tenor, the popular opinion of him soon became negative. Coolidge was accused of several scandalous actions that had a long term effect, not only on the United States, but on the integrity of his personal reputation.
The Oregon Trail didn’t follow a single set path. While most Oregon bound emigrants traveled a route that passed by landmarks in Missouri Kansas Wyoming and Oregon there was never just one set of wagon ruts leading west.Frontier explorers and fur trappers blazed the rough outlines of the Oregon Trail in the early 19th century, but the route was initia considered too demanding for women, children or covered wagon to navigate.That year Marcus helped lead the first major wagon train of around one Thousand Settler along the Oregon trail an exodus now know as the great migration.Traffic soon skyrocketed and by the late 1840 's and early 1850 upwards of 50 thousand people were using the trail each year. The Oregon Trail was a wagon road that was
His father led the resistance of peasants against the taxes collected by the Church and represented Queen’s County in the House of Commons. Peter Lalor had 10 other brothers, all very successful. Three of them went to America and two went to Victoria, including Peter Lalor. They were pulled there by the gold discoveries and were pushed from Ireland to Australia because of the gold rush and their desire for gold.
During the gold rush many Americans cross the country to get to California. Many of whom died along the way. Because of this there should be a memorial to remember them by. For without them America wouldn’t be as it is today. The hardships during the journey were many.
The California gold rush was something that got our country’s back then. In 1848, James Marshall had discovered gold in California right along the American River. Once people found out about it, they started moving to California in hopes of finding gold as well. I was one of those people who decided to venture there hoping against all doubt and be one of the lucky few to find any. It took me a few months to save up money to go on the trip to California but once I did, I began my journey.
The best way that could be seen is by the growth of San Francisco. Before the discovery of gold, San Francisco was a small town that was practically deserted. San Francisco turned out to be "the closest port to the gold fields, thus everything- miners, merchandise, supplies and gold- passed through the city" (The Impact of Gold). The picture "California Gold Rush City" shows that the city grew and stopped being a poor little town with some cabins and became more industrial. Also mining companies were created in the area.