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Title: California Gold Rush


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California Gold Rush
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GOLD!!!
  • James W. Marshall discovered gold on January 24,
    1848.
  • Marshall was inspecting a ditch at Sutter's saw
    mill when he saw a sparkle beneath the water.
  • John Sutter wanted to keep it a secret, but

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the word got out
Nathaniel Currier, "The Way They Go to
California," 1849, lithograph. California
Historical Society, Fine Arts collection,
FN-00033.
  • and the world rushed in!

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Who Rushed In?
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How did they get here?
  • over land
  • by sea

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What was life like for
  • the miners?

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What was life like
  • for the people living in San Francisco?

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How did it change life for
  • the Native Americans?

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How did gold mining change the landscape of
California?
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  • Why was the Gold Rush such an important period in
    Californias History?

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Bibliography
  • Slide 1 gold digger http//www-rohan.sdsu.edu/
    orloski/images/miner.jpg
  • Slide 2 Martin Behrman, "Marshall in front of
    Sutter's Mill," gelatin silver copy photoprint
    from a daguerreotype. Artistic Source Carleton
    E. Watkins after an 1849 daguerreotype attributed
    to Robert Vance. California Historical Society,
    Photography, Martin Behrman Collection, FN-12015,
    VIP01403. This image found on
    http//www.californiahistory.net/chapicslarge/sutt
    etsmill6.1.jpg
  • Slide 3 Nathaniel Currier, "The Way They Go to
    California," 1849, lithograph. California
    Historical Society, Fine Arts collection,
    FN-00033. This image found on
    http//www.californiahistory.net/goldFrame-rushed.
    htm
  • Slide 4
  • Chinese and white miners http//www.pbs.org/weta/
    thewest/resources/archives/images/wimg630/oc52mnrs
    .gif
  • A Woman Miner Alongside the Men
    www.goldrush.com/joann/women1.jpg
  • Mom and children http//www.collodion-artist.com/
    Gallery/6x8_2.jpg
  • African American miner http//www.viewimages.com
    /Search.aspx?mid2160532epmid1partnerGoogle
  • Slide 5
  • Ship http//class.csueastbay.edu/anthropologymuse
    um/physex/shipchar/images/romepaint2.jpg
  • Wagon http//www.boisestate.edu/history/issuesonl
    ine/fall2004_issues/art_features/or_calif2.jpg
  • Slide 6 Miners camp http//www.ralphmag.org/CA
    /gold.html
  • Slide 7 San Francisco in 1850
    http//gregnoevly.home.mindspring.com/Niantic.jpg
  • Slide 8 Miners Interacting with Native
    Americans http//www.calacademy.org/exhibits/sci
    ence_under_sail/images/indians_california.jpg
  • Slide 9
  • Charles Christian Nahl, "Hydraulic Method of
    Mining," ca. 1857, wood engraving. Published by
    Hutchings Co., San Francisco. W. C. Butler,
    engraver, San Francisco. California Historical
    Society, Fine Arts collection, FN-04124
    http//www.californiahistory.net/goldFrame-digging
    s.htm
  • Mine tailings http//www.historycooperative.org/
    journals/sia/30.2/images/vanbueren_fig05bhi.jpg
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