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Famous People of the California Gold Rush Compiled by Kimberley Maywald February, 2007.

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2 Famous People of the California Gold Rush Compiled by Kimberley Maywald February, 2007

3 These were all people who became famous without mining for gold!

4 John Sutter Envisioned an agricultural empire near the American River Wanted discovery of gold kept secret Never did appreciate the opportunities of the Gold Rush, and left California penniless

5 James Marshall Discovered gold pebbles while building Sutters Mill Feared the effects of potential prospectors, who eventually forced him off his land Also died nearly penniless

6 Henry Wells and William Fargo Decided to profit from Gold Rush by providing services to miners Created Wells, Fargo & Co. for banking, mail, and stage coach services Generated tremendous wealth as entrepreneurs

7 Levi Strauss Ran a successful dry- goods store Patented canvas pants with riveted pockets Now called Levis

8 Mark Twain Born Samuel Clemens Headed West for the Gold Rush Became a famous writer of his experiences

9 Sam Brannan Bought all mining tools in area Announced gold was found Made a fortune selling tools, then other necessities, to miners Became a millionaire

10 Lotta Crabtree Began acting on stages at age 6 Made lots of money entertaining miners Later traveled the world

11 Nellie Chapman Married a dentist and studied dentistry from him Later practiced as a dentist with her own patients She also wrote and composed: a talented lady!

12 Eliza Farnham As a young widow, she was matron of Sing Sing prison Believed women would civilize the miners Advocated social reforms

13 Georgiana Kirby A pioneer of Santa Cruz during the Gold Rush Advocated education, freedom, and equal rights for all Has a private school named for her

14 Resources Picture credits: All ClipArt from Microsoft ClipArt Sam Brannan, William Fargo, James Marshall, Levis Strauss, John Sutter, & Henry Wells from en.wikipedia.org Mark Twain: Eliza Farnham & Georgiana Kirby: Nellie Chapman: Lotta Crabtree: Information: Most of the information regarding the men came from the PBS movie The Gold Rush, directed by Boettcher & Trinklein, Eliza Farnham & Georgiana Kirby: Lotta Crabtree: Nellie Chapman: Video Clips from United Streaming:chp and chp Excellent sites for the Gold Rush:


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