The Gold Rush

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Join the thousands of people from all over the world who rushed to California between 1848 and 1854 in search of gold. Learn everything from what it was like work in a gold-mining camp to how San Francisco suddenly grew from a village to a thriving city.
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Overview

Join the thousands of people from all over the world who rushed to California between 1848 and 1854 in search of gold. Learn everything from what it was like work in a gold-mining camp to how San Francisco suddenly grew from a village to a thriving city.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Abundant illustrations and well-organized texts make these books solid choices. In manageable double-page chapters, each title provides a chronological overview of its topic. Yellow text boxes place the specific events within the larger historical context of the day. Green boxes provide details related to the book's topic. All three titles examine not only the determination of the settlers to explore, claim land, and search for wealth, but also the impact of these events on other groups such as the various tribes of Native Americans. Illustrations, replicas of period pieces, and black-and-white photographs add interest to the narratives, which are accessible but dry. Unfortunately, the lists for suggested reading are meager and do not include Web sites. For additional titles that bring the gold rush and the Lewis and Clark expedition to life, try Rosalyn Schanzer's Gold Fever! (1999) and How We Crossed the West (2002, both National Geographic).-Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Library, UT Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403447722
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: The American Adventure Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

About This Book 3
Map of the United States of America 4
Introduction 5
Sutter's Mill: The Sawmill Where Gold was Found 6
Gold Fever: A Gold Nugget 8
Sacramento: A Miner's Shovel and Pick 10
Wagons Heading West: A Wagon on the California Trail 12
Getting There By Ship: An Oceangoing Passenger Sailing Ship 14
San Francisco Grows: A Saloon in San Francisco 16
The Mining Camps: A Gold-digger's Panning Cradle 18
Boomtowns: A New Building in a Boomtown 20
Digging Deeper: Steam Powered Crushing Mill 22
Ghost Towns: An Abandoned Mining-Town Building 24
California's Future: A Sack of Gold Coins 26
Historical Map of the United States 28
Glossary 30
Timeline of Events in This Book 31
Books to Read, Places to Visit 31
Index 32
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