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

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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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Jennifer Buckley's curator insight, July 29, 2013 10:09 PM

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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The Gold Rush Left Behind Mercury That's Still Contaminating ...

The Gold Rush Left Behind Mercury That's Still Contaminating ... | Gold Rush | Scoop.it
Leftover mercury will continue to flush through the environment, eventually making its way into the San Francisco bay, for the next 10000 years.

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Sarah Zykanov's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:18 PM

The Gold Rush brought many people to California, but it also caused environmental destruction.

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Traces of Dreams

This 10-minute long video gives a good overview of the Cariboo Gold Rush.


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Gold Rush Girls - Neatorama

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During the California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, thousands of men headed west with gold dust in their eyes. But what about women? For many of them, the untamed West wasn't just about gold -it was about finding a place ...

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Sarah Zykanov's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:17 PM

What about the women during the California Gold Rush?