The Gold R ush. By Jaden Soleil. “EUREKA!”. Eureka is the word that miners used when they found gold. . James marshal and john sutter. James Marshal was the one who started the gold rush. H e showed john Sutter the gold,
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The Gold Rush changed California because the miners sprayed the hills and that made a lot of dirt and stuff come down, which caused a lot of environmental damage. Erosion caused the Sacramento Valley to fill up and we are still seeing effects today.
One way people traveled to California, was they took the “Panama Short Cut.” Many people got cholera and DIED. People took little boats through the short cut. There were a lot of mosquitos and the jungle was dangerous.
People would mine under ground and above ground. Under ground, there are two types of miners: muckers and miners. Muckersshovel big rocks into wheelbarrows and put them into mine carts. Miners break the big boulders into smaller rocks and those rocks probably get taken away by muckers. It was a tough life.