The California Gold Rush sparked at California 's South Fork American River on Monday, January 24, 1848. A man by the name of James Marshall was working a construction crew when he saw a sparkle in the corner of his eye. Little did he know that this sparkle would bring people in from all corners of the world. This sparkle was the mineral Au on the periodic table, also known as Gold. And that was the start of the California gold rush.
Felton had the exact location of a rich place to claim from a trapper named Jim twenty years ago. Jim had sold everything to go and find the place once again. That didn’t last very long; Jim was killed by the Utes Indians. The Indians knew who the trapper was and didn’t strip or mutilate the body. Dick Felton decided to take several of his trusted companions, Downey, Cohan, and Zeller.
(Service) James Ford became the president of the company in 1925, in the face of a milling downturn. After a failed attempt to sell the company, Ford decided to buy several mills across the country. On June 1928 General Mills, Inc. was born as the largest milling company in the world. (Brown, Huesing and Forsythe 62) During the Great Depression of 1929 to the late 30s, while other businesses faced financial ruin, General Mills thrived. (Company-Histories.com) The company began its experimentation with diversifying, and non-flour products such as Bisquick and Wheaties helped the company through these hard times.
Billy Barker was a sailor from Cambridge shire, England who struck gold in 1862. Billy was Born in England around 1819 as he grew up he Worked with his father as a waterman cutting and logging trees, and working for a sawmill. In 1845 railroads started taking over and the work slowed down in England Billy was losing jobs and money became scarce so he went to North America in search of a new job to keep his funds up. In 1850 Billy worked on a California gold mine in a small town called Lillooet, not having much luck in finding gold so in 1862 Billy barker moved to the area near Richfield to work on several mines that he owned. As Billy worked there he found no gold or any signs, Billy was tired of being unsuccessful so he looked in a canyon where Baskerville now lays, everyone thought he was being silly and called him weird for thinking there was gold down there.
Jedediah S Smith was a great mountain man, fur trapper, and a great leader. He was born in June 24, 1798, Bainbridge, N.Y and died May 27, 1831, near Cimarron River. Smith made his first trip west while still in his teens. In 1822 he joined a fur-trading expedition to the rocky mountains and continued in the Rocky Mountain trade business. In 1824 Smith belonged to the party that reestablish the South Pass, a passage to the North west through Wyoming.
Elmer worked odd jobs and soon sent a letter containing a ticket to Bolivia enabling his wife to come to the states. The family then moved to West Virginia, first living on a farm and eventually relocating to the "city" of Huntington. It was there that Elmer began the first anesthesiologist group in the state, the very same group that my father is now apart of. In 1937, Jimmie Roger Williamson was born in the town of Hamlin, West Virginia, the heart of coal country. Jimmie was one of ten children and never attended high school because he needed to work in the mines to help support the family.
The Irish immigrants came to America following World War II, because it was more feasible to get a job here in America than in Ireland (Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes). When the Irish came to America they brought with them their unwavering faith. It was after all through their faith that hey had survived the potato famine and the constant warfare that tore apart their country in their battle for independence. Furthermore when the Irish immigrated to America they were met with a lot of resistance from Americans, because of this the Irish dug their heels in even more and endeavored to succeed in the hostile environment they found themselves in. Americans overtime became more accepting of their new neighbors and eventually absorbed the Irish’s faith into their own
Edwards Deming was born on October 14, 1900 in Sioux City, Iowa. He lived on the Edwards farm 300 acres between Ames and Des Moines, Iowa, for seven years until his family decided to move to Wyoming where they began setting roots and starting their new life. Their first home there was a small tarpaper shack that didn’t provide much protection doing the winters in WY. (McInnis, “The Man Who Helped Shape the World”). Although Deming’s family wasn’t wealthy, his parents were intelligent people.
The story of how and why the Irish came and thrived in America is as long and tragic as all the other sad stories of all the immigrants to the America 's that make her what it is today. The Irish began to immigrate to the United States long before the Great Famine of 1845. Between the years of 1650 and 1922 some 5 million Irish immigrated to the Americas with the first recorded St. Patrick 's Day celebrated in 1762. There were so many Irish-Scottish immigrates and settlers around the 1700 's that the log cabin became a symbol that represented them as a people. By 1833, there were an estimated 40,000 Irish immigrants making it the largest Irish city in the world.
jobs because they required heavy manual labor in a dangerous environment. The factories were iron and textiles were produced, needed masses of workers to operate the equipment and create products (Early American Railroads, 2008). During this time the railroads were being mass produced to accommodate the demand for more transport line. The railroads offered many jobs: driving spikes, carrying wooden ties, leveling ground for new line and laying the iron track. The opportunity to work on building new tracks throughout the US brought many Irish to work for the railroad companies (Irish Immigration to America, n.d.).