Cariboo Gold Rush: Impact On British Columbia

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The textbook first begins with an explanation on the Cariboo gold rush, specifically identifying how it had an impact on British Columbia; delving in to the California Gold Rush later on. Notably, it describes how the rush to claim land in BC and mine it for Gold aided the early development of the province. However, the California Gold Rush is given more detail into its origins, detailing how Gold attracted upwards of thousands of people to search for gold along the Sacramento River. Henceforth, prospecting for gold became necessary in the field, which was commonly disappointing, for many staked claims on land to mine, while the best claims were already taken. Accordingly, many who went to mine were unemployed when the gold was all gone. Ultimately,
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