A Timeline History of the California Gold Rush

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A Timeline History of the California Gold Rush

From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

In 1848, a carpenter named James Marshall discovered that there was gold in the riverbeds of the Sacramento Valley. Gold fever quickly spread across the country and around the world. By the… Read More →

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