The California Gold Rush: Would You Go for the Gold?

The California Gold Rush: Would You Go for the Gold?

by Elaine Landau

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On January 24, 1848, gold was discovered near Sutter's Mill in California. These first few gold nuggets would change history. Soon after the discovery, thousands of people moved west. By sea, gold seekers faced fierce storms; by land, they were sometimes attacked by American Indians. Once in California, miners did not always find gold. They had to spend hours looking for it in bone-chilling water. Do you think this was worth it? Would you leave your family to try to strike it rich? What would YOU do?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766029019
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2008
Series: Enslow What Would You Do? Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.64(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Gold Is Discovered!     4
People Move West     8
Many Traveled by Land     12
American Indians Fight and Work     16
Men Join Mining Companies     22
Miners Take Risks, Others Get Rich     24
Merchants Try Hard as the Chinese Arrive     28
The Chinese and Women Find a Way     32
Only Some Women Go to California     34
Miners Form Groups to Fight Crime     36
Many Head Home After the Rush     40
The Gold Rush Helped America Grow Even More     42
Timeline     45
Words to Know     46
Learn More (Books and Internet Addresses)     47
Index     48

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