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Title: The California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush
  • A Visit to Julians Gold Mine

Gold Fever Struck in 1849
Here is how the newspapers got miners to come
from all over...
  • "Gold is everywhere you look , sparkling in the
    sun and glittering in the streams. It lies on the
    open plain, in the shadows of deep ravines and it
    glows on the summit of the mountains."-According
    to National News During California's Gold Rush-

The World Rushed to California!
The 100 drink of water
Would you spend 100 for a glass of water? Some
49ers on the California Trail did. Because of
poor planning, many western-bound 49ers were
unprepared for the hot, dry deserts of Nevada. A
few sharp businessmen in California knew this and
took advantage of the situation. They traveled
eastward with barrels of water. Extremely
thirsty, many 49ers paid 1, 5, even 100 for a
glass of precious water. But water was not the
only expensive item on the Oregon-California
Trail. For example, at the start of the journey,
flour could be purchased for 4.00 a barrel, but
further along the price rose to a sky-high 1.00
per pint. Other staples could also be quite
Miners Tools Picks and Shovels
The Eagle Mine
We went to visit the Eagle mine in Julian,
California. It is a very interesting tour and it
taught about the hard work and small pay-off that
Miners experienced.
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