The passages, “There’s Still Gold in Those Hills” and “Letter from a Gold Miner” help the reader understand the history and process of gold mining in the United States. Both passages give detailed information, specific instructions, and an interesting background about gold mining and its wonders. These passages are organized in very different, yet effective ways. Both help the reader get a deeper understanding and knowledge behind gold mining.
Finding gold would be a good way to make some easy money. Well that’s not always true. In the late 1850’s people started finding a lot of gold in California. But people didn’t realize the challenges they would face. Some challenges people would have to go through during the California Gold Rush were the travel, the crime, and actually becoming successful.
Precisely right! Then came gold - and we all know what greed can to do a civilization! The second largest gold rush in the United States (and first largest for Georgia) came with the discovery of gold in 1829, found near what is known today as Lumpkin County. This period would be referred to as the “Georgia Gold Rush.” News spread like wildfire and almost immediately white man moved in to take charge of land occupied by the Cherokee. All treaties previously established between the Cherokee and the United States government were tossed to the wind and Indian villages were set on fire and destroyed. The man they had once considered an ally was of no help as President Andrew Jackson ignored the pleas of the Cherokee and even withdrew all federal troops from their sacred territory. Nothing but gold was sacred to the Jacksonian democracy.
Throughout many historical interpretations of the explorer, Christopher Columbus, many included his voyage of seeking for a new route from Europe to the land of the riches, Asia. Although Columbus never set foot in Asia, he had traveled west and discovered the New World, and led many influential impacts. From Columbus’s exploration, it created several questionings along with controversies, debating whether people should celebrate Columbus Day. Nevertheless, Columbus Day should not be a national holiday, because the honor presented by the holiday does not suit many of Columbus’s despicable actions. Columbus had received the wrong title for his journey, his discovery lead to massive amounts of murders, and his greed for valuables and fame was also part of Columbus’s
Gold is just like money. Sometimes gold and money can get a person killed. Some people did die during the California gold rush.
Last weekend I went to visit my one of my friends, who recently got a teaching job, in Rome, Georgia. Since there was nothing to do while in the small town I decided to head over to the museum to waste sometime and have something for my cultural event paper. I went on a tour and informational guide about Rome. The museum was called the Rome Area History Museum. The tour was sponsored by the Rome chamber of commerce and the tour lasted for 30-40 minutes.
The country’s second smallest capitol, the only example of a state and capitol that doesn’t share any letters, Pierre, South Dakota. Pierre remains the capitol of South Dakota with interesting and exciting places to visit, including the Cultural Heritage Center, the Capitol building, and the Laframboise Island. Need a place to connect with people and grow closer to your family? Pierre’s the place to be.
We are writing a paper on a field trip to the Caldwell County Historical Museum. I am going to explain what I found at the Museum. When I first thought about the Museum I thought it was going to be like a room with cases of different artifacts and documents. When you arrive you sign this book saying that you have been there
“wow!” I thought as I stood amazed trying to analyze the significance through each piece of art. Art has always been a form of expression. Although art has been seen as a way of freedom of speech; it did not begin to show up until the 1960’s when their art made by minorities started to be appreciated. MOLAA museum shows an important aspect of U.S. history. These exhibits exclusively made by chicano artists from Southern California, show freedom of speech and social problems such as immigration that the artists believe are present in the United States. These art pieces are aided by its use of objects, how it curates those objects, and use of space to create a relationship between viewer create many historical arguments about the significance
The California Gold Rush was a period in American history which began on January 24, 1848, when gold was discovered by James W. Marshall. The Gold Rush played a very important role in the social development of America, which in the political, economic, cultural and other aspects. What’ s more, it also change America in many ways.
The artwork illustrated in chapter nine, titled 1900 Re-Election Poster for McKinley (pg.335) was an advertisement poster in 1900, created by an unknown artist. The aim of the advertisement was to promote citizens to vote for his re-election, during a pleasantly convenient time of economical boom. The illustration depicts McKinley standing triumphantly atop a gold coin. Below him, he is supported by a group of youthful men who are told to be soldiers, sailors, and businessmen. The background pictures a flourishing industry, which McKinley was lucky enough to have such a victory adorn his former presidency. Many people of the upper-class and working-class felt as though his promises in office were in support of their needs, hence he won the second election. When I first analyzed this picture, I spent some time focused on the people below McKinley. It is important to take note that all of the individuals supporting (essentially holding up) McKinley in the image were at least modestly well-off white males. There are no women supporting him, let alone African Americans. I felt as though this aspect of the image alone gave a bit of insight on the social times of McKinley 's presidency.
La Lone is an example of holism in action with anthropology. In the town of New River Valley, Virginia, holds a rich history of mining activity all the way back to the 1900s, however the town was in jeopardy of losing their history forever. Luckily, La Lone was able fund a project that would eventually save the history of the coal miners. On the other hand, she needed assistance from other specialists and people to make the project be a success. To begin, Mary published her first findings on Virginia’s mining history by listening to oral histories from the retired coal miners of the town, however she did not publish that book all by herself. Notably, she wrote the book with the help of her students and professional ethnographers. “A second team of students worked with me in 1996 to collect additional interviews and expand the ethnographic analysis. In 1997 we published Appalachian Coal Mining Memories, a collection of oral history interviews that documents mining life in the voices of the Appalachian people, along with the academics’ ethnographic description of mining life.” (Putting Anthropology to Work to Preserve Appalachian Heritage
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.
In the cold morning hours of January 24, 1848, James Marshall, a construction foreman at Sutter’s Mill, was inspecting the water flow through the mill’s tail race. The sawmill, on the banks of the American River in Coloma, California, was owned by John A. Sutter, who desperately needed lumber for the building of a large flour mill. On that particular morning, Marshall not only found the water to be flowing adequately through the mill, but also spied a shiny object twinkling in the frigid stream. Stooping to pick it up, he looked with awe at a pea-sized gold nugget lying within his hand.