California Here I Come

California Here I Come - The Move Westward The 49ers Who...

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The Move Westward The 49er’s Who came to California? Life on the Mine The Chinese
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There be Gold in Thar Hills Mexicans had discovered gold before the famous strike on John Sutter’s Mill John Sutter is credited with discovering gold in California but it was really a hired hand named James Marshall Gold is discovered in 1848 on Sutter’s sawmill
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There be Gold in Thar Hills 2 Reasons for the Gold Rush were: A 16 oz gold nugget is displayed in the Northeast and leads to immigration towards the west in search of riches Whites believe in Manifest Destiny
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There be Gold in Thar Hills Most 49er’s do not locate gold and strike it rich they expected to pick gold of the ground A typical miner locates gold flakes not gold nuggets Most tend to give up after a couple of months or end up working for a mining company
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Life on a Mining Camp Once 49er’s arrived to California they experienced Disease Danger from criminals, Indian attacks and dangerous work Hard work and exhaustion Uncomfortable conditions
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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