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By Jeff Savage

On a frigid day in Coloma, California, James Marshall's middle pounded. An excitable guy, he held a glittery, steel nugget in his hand. may perhaps this be gold? to check the steel, he hammered it with a rock. It flattened simply, as gold may still. whilst information unfold of Marshall's golden discovery, hundreds of thousands of individuals traveled to the Wild West looking for fortune. writer Jeff Savage explores the miners, prospectors, and households, who went nice distances to discover gold. even though most folk by no means stumbled on it, the gold rush might switch the panorama of the U.S. ceaselessly.

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More than three hundred men were in the No. 1 and No. 4 shafts when a low thud was heard. Black powder had exploded, filling the shafts with a deadly gas. In moments, more than two hundred men were killed. Death came so quickly that some miners died while still holding their tools. Why did prospectors risk their lives in such dangerous exploits? Most did it in the hope of someday striking it rich, not just because they wanted to live as rich men, but also for the thrill of finding wealth. Settling the West The mining boom did something else as well.

New York: Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books, 2008. Friedman, Mel. The California Gold Rush. New York: Children’s Press, 2010. Sonneborn, Liz. The California Gold Rush: Transforming the American West. New York: Chelsea House, 2009. Thompson, Linda. The California Gold Rush. : Rourke Publishing, 2005. htm Oakland Museum of California: Gold Rush! , 19 traveling, 13–15, 36–38 V Virginia City, 22, 26, 42 W West, settlement of, 42–43 Williams, James, 43 Womack, Bob, 30–32 Note To Our Readers About This Electronic Book: This electronic book was initially published as a printed book.

One writer said, “All mixed together you had shrewd New England business-men, rollicking sailors, Australian convicts and cut-throats, Mexican and frontier desperadoes, hardy backwoodsmen, professional gamblers, whiskey-dealers, general swindlers . . ”1 Chinese immigrants poured into California in the 1850s in search of gold strikes. Although they were eager to find gold in what they called the Gold Mountain, they suffered from race discrimination at the hands of white settlers. The Chinese were prohibited from working the best mines, yet they proved industrious by squeezing out the remaining gold from old diggings.

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