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The Journey to the California Gold Rush Was No Joke. This Map Was a Prospector's Friend.

The Journey to the California Gold Rush Was No Joke. This Map Was a Prospector's Friend. | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
This 1849 map, printed by Ensign & Thayer, a New York firm, offered advice to prospectors bound for the California gold fields during the rush of 1848-1864.
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Check out this map of "New California" used by prospectors.

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

The Gold Rush Left Behind Mercury That's Still Contaminating ... | California 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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The Gold Rush brought many people to California, but it also caused environmental destruction.

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Auburn | California's Olden Golden Days

Auburn | California's Olden Golden Days | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
Gold was discovered there May 16, 1848 by French native Claude Chana, a barrel-maker in the sometime employ of John Sutter, who was en route from Sicard's ranch on the Bear River to Coloma after James Marshall's earlier ...
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Auburn, a town in Gold Country.

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SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA

Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of government of Sacramento County. It is located at the confluence of the Sacram...
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Here's video of a walking tour of the California State Capitol Building, grounds, and old town Sacramento.  Good to show a class before their trip to the area.

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Patty Reed's Doll | Atlas Obscura

Patty Reed's Doll | Atlas Obscura | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
Sutter's Fort was the final destination of the Donner Party in California, and indeed of most of the west-bound pioneers of the Mexican-California years. John Sutter's ambitious campaigning promoting the promise of California drew thousands ...
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One of the artifacts you would see at Sutter's Fort is the doll of Patty Reed. 

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Look East Look West: Goldrush Hangtown Fry

Goldrush Hangtown Fry. Hangtown was the first name for modern Placerville California during the gold rush in the 1850's. The town earned its infamous name of "Hangtown" for the overzealous use of hanging as a means of ...
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Sacramento Press / Sutter's Fort Presents "Hands on History ...

Launching an exciting new season of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities, Sutter's Fort State Historic Park presents a special “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades, and Treaties” event on Saturday, January 21, from ...
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California Clippers | My Gold Rush Tales by John Putnam

California Clippers | My Gold Rush Tales by John Putnam | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
By the end of 1852 about one thousand clippers had arrived in San Francisco, and often earned enough in one voyage to cover the cost of construction.
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Students can understand the cost of constructing a vessel and how they navigated around the horn.

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A San Francisco election controversy | My Gold Rush Tales by John ...

A San Francisco election controversy | My Gold Rush Tales by John ... | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
My Gold Rush Tales by John Putnam. The impact of the gold rush on America. Skip to content. Home · Blog · About this blog · Hangtown Creek · Contact · ← California Clippers ...
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Study documents the enduring contaminant legacy of the California ...

Study documents the enduring contaminant legacy of the California ... | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
An unintended legacy of California's gold rush, which began in 1848, endures today in the form of mercury-laden sediment. New research by Michael Singer, associate researcher at UC Santa Barbara's Earth Research ...
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Mercury contamination endures today in the sediment washing through California rivers and the SF Bay.

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The ecological damage caused by mining practices that included  mercury is still being felt in California. Students will weigh the evidence to see if the benefits of the gold rush outweigh the long terms damage.

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Gold Rush Girls - Neatorama

Gold Rush Girls - Neatorama | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
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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What about the women during the California Gold Rush?

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Musket demonstration #pattersonvacay2013 #suttersfort
batmyke's photo on Instagram (Musket demonstration #pattersonvacay2013 #suttersfort @ Sutter's Fort State Historic Park http://t.co/tUyo12tlJj)
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Mexican Flag Day at Sutter's Fort - The Sacramento Press

Mexican Flag Day at Sutter's Fort - The Sacramento Press | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
Mexican Flag Day at Sutter's Fort
The Sacramento Press
Sutter's Fort, built by John A. Sutter, is an American institution that continues to host events that feature California's early history. On Sunday, Feb.
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If you go on the right day, you might see a festival celebrating a special event like: Mexican Flag Day.

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Sutter's Fort With A Boom | Look at the Pretty!

Sutter's Fort With A Boom | Look at the Pretty! | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
Sutter's Fort State Park, in Downtown Sacramento, has re-enactments of life in the 1840′s. This was a real fort in the middle of nowhere, with many hostile groups surrounding the area. They built these doors with cannons on ...
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Here are pictures of what you would see if you took a field trip to Sutter's Fort in Sacramento, California

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WeberTube - The California Gold Rush

WeberTube - The California Gold Rush | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
The California Gold Rush, California Gold Rush...

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Supply shortages in early San Francisco | My Gold Rush Tales by ...

Supply shortages in early San Francisco | My Gold Rush Tales by ... | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
The impact of the gold rush on America. Skip to content ... John Putnam is the author of Hangtown Creek, a thrilling saga of the early California gold rush available online from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
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California's Olden Golden Days » James Marshall

California's Olden Golden Days » James Marshall | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
13 December 2011 by Cheryl Anne Stapp Published in: California Tags:California, Coloma, Gold Rush, James W. Marshall, John Sutter, millwrights, old west, Sutter's Fort No comments yet. James Wilson Marshall was a skilled carpenter, ...
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Sutter's Fort: A glimpse of regional history

Sutter's Fort: A glimpse of regional history | California Gold Rush | Scoop.it
In 1839, Swiss immigrant John Sutter sailed his schooner 'Isabella' up the Sacramento and American rivers to a spot near what is now 28th and C streets in Sacramento.
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