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California State Library - "CALIFORNIA AS WE SAW IT": EXPLORING THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH

California State Library - "CALIFORNIA AS WE SAW IT": EXPLORING THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
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Throughout this article you will read about how the Gold Rush influenced writing throughput the nation, as well as why many miners decided to come together in their search for gold.  

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Unrest on the voyage around Cape Horn | My Gold Rush Tales by John Putnam

Unrest on the voyage around Cape Horn | My Gold Rush Tales by John Putnam | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
With the large number of unseaworthy craft, coupled with the poor quality and quantity of supplies, it is a blessing that so many made it to California at all.
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In this article you will read about the detailed voyage to California around Cape Horn.  This will give students a deeper understanding of the difficult journey those took in hopes of striking it rich. 

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2 of 5 California Gold Rush 1848 mp4

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In this short video you will learn about the struggles miners faced daily in their journey and search for gold.

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Gold Rush Sesquicentennial

Gold Rush Sesquicentennial | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
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calgoldrush.org offers you multiple resources for a look inside the Gold Rush.  This website would be an ideal resource for your newspaper articles with insight to food miners ate, the impact of the Gold Rush on California, to the roles women, African Americans, Native Americans and Latinos had during this time. 

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California Gold Rush

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Discovery of Gold in 1848 by James Marshall, a construction foreman at Sutter’s Mill in California, sparked almost mass hysteria as thousands of immigrants from around the world soon invaded what would soon be called the Gold Country of California.
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In this entry you will learn about the discovery of gold at Sutter's Fort and the the journey of the miners.

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The Start of the California Gold Rush (1849)

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This is a great introduction video to the Gold Rush in California.  Students, you will gain insight on lives of those living in San Francisco at the start of the Gold Rush and learn about potential people for your articles. 

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California Star: "A Rush to the Gold Washings" - 1848

California Star: "A Rush to the Gold Washings" - 1848 | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
The California Star edition for June 10, 1848 describes how the area of Alta California was depopulated by people rushing to the gold fields in the Sierra.
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In this article from 1848, you will find the process of the gold that has been found up to this day.  It also decribes how the population of people was moving to new areas in search of gold. 

An interestering noted fact at the bottom of the article lets you know how important finding gold was to the flood of people in California. 

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Gold Rush Entertainment

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In this entry students will learn about in detail how miners entertained themselves when they weren't pannning for gold.

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Gold Fever! The Lure and Legacy of the California Gold Rush, at the Oakland Museum of California

Gold Fever! The Lure and Legacy of the California Gold Rush, at the Oakland Museum of California | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
California's most comprehensive exhibition of the gold rush, presented at the Oakland Museum of California
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The websites allows you to virtually tour the Gold Rush exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California.  You will learn about why Gold Rush was such a big hit and why gold was such a big hit to people all around the world. 

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American Experience | The Gold Rush | PBS

American Experience | The Gold Rush | PBS | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
In January 24, 1848, gold was found in California, unleashing a massive global migration. Americans, Mexicans, Chileans, African Americans, Chinese and more arrived in San Francisco looking to make their fortune.
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This website allows students to explore multiple aspects of the Gold Rush in California.  Links include fun interactive games, people who had a major impact to the Gold Rush,  a map of cities that struck it rich and entertainment that took place in Gold Rush towns. 

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Scenes from the gold rush

Scenes from the Gold Rush is a collection of early photographs and daguerreotypes depicting life during the great California gold rush
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This slideshow depicts was life was like for the miners who traveled  to California and the ruff encounters they faced.  The real life photos give you a deeper sense of the not so luxurious life they had hoped for. 

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1 of 5 California Gold Rush 1848 mp4

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In this video you will gain insight on the hardships and the journey people took on their way to California. 

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