The California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush

by Jean Blashfield


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The California Gold Rush by Jean Blashfield

Describes adventures and disasters in the lives of people who rushed to the gold mines of California in 1848 and explains how this event sparked the state's development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756509408
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Series: We the People: Expansion and Reform Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

About the Author

Jean F. Blashfield has worked for publishers in Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she has written more than 90 books, most of them for young people. Jean F. Blashfield has two adult children and lives in Delavan, Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Discovering Gold5
When California Was Spanish9
Drawn by Gold15
"Goin' to California, My Banjo on My Knee"18
"Staking a Claim"20
Life in the Camps22
The Process of Mining25
"Mining" the Miners28
Women of the Gold Rush33
The Gold Effects37
The Forty-Niner40
Did You Know?43
Important Dates44
Important People45
Want to Know More?46

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