Why Did The California Gold Rush

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California gold rush On January 24,1848 James Wilson Marshall was from New Jersey and had found flakes of gold in the American river at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains near Coloma,California. The gold that had been found was spread around.The people from Oregon (Hawaii) and Latin America were the first to hear the news.In 1884 the Latin America arrived to test their luck in California.
(United States 1849)people mostly men borrowed money for property or spent their life 's saving to make the arduous journey to California.

The gold miners, (49ers)have traveled across the mountains to panama or even around to Cape Horns.
After 1850 ,the surface gold in California disappeared.
Gold started to get more difficult for
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