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CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH. 1849. Sutter's Mill. John A. Sutter- Mexican Land Grant 50,000 acres in California Dream- estate in the wilderness 18,000 head of horse, cattle, pigs, etc. Striking it rich.

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California gold rush

CALIFORNIAGOLD RUSH

1849


California gold rush

Sutter's Mill

  • John A. Sutter- Mexican Land Grant

  • 50,000 acres in California

  • Dream- estate in the wilderness

  • 18,000 head of horse, cattle, pigs, etc.


California gold rush

Striking it rich

  • A man named shufelt made out pretty good. But not all miners struck it rich. As a matter of fact most did not.

  • Today $82.72 would be $ 1,893 you do the math on the others.


California gold rush

January 1848

  • Gold was discovered on John Sutter’s farm

  • By the end of 1848 they had taken $6 million in gold from the American river.


California gold rush

GOLD FEVER

  • Thousands drop what they are doing and head for California.


California gold rush

San Francisco

  • Almost all of san Francisco’s 900 residents left to chase gold.

  • The city become a temporary ghost town.


California gold rush

California Gold …free the

talking!

  • The San Francisco area was swarmed with people from all over the world


California gold rush

How long did the gold rush last?

  • The Gold Rush started in 1849 and lasted for seven years.

  • Even though it lasted for a few years it had lasting effects on California’s economy.


California gold rush

How many people got rich

  • Every few people got rich and the one who did, wasted it all on gambling and wild spending.


California gold rush

Boomtowns

  • As people rushed to a new location to look for gold ,they built new communities, called Boomtowns .


California gold rush

What lasted effects did the Gold Rush have?

  • Even though it lasted for a few years it had lasting effects on California’s economy.


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