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California Gold Rush. GOLD!!! James W. Marshall discovered gold on January 24, 1848. Marshall was inspecting a ditch at Sutter's saw mill when he saw.

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1 California Gold Rush

2 GOLD!!! James W. Marshall discovered gold on January 24, 1848. Marshall was inspecting a ditch at Sutter's saw mill when he saw a sparkle beneath the water. John Sutter wanted to keep it a secret, but…

3 …the word got out… …and the world rushed in! Nathaniel Currier, "The Way They Go to California," 1849, lithograph. California Historical Society, Fine Arts collection, FN-00033.

4 Who Rushed In?

5 How did they get here? over land by sea

6 What was life like for… the miners?

7 What was life like… for the people living in San Francisco?

8 How did it change life for… the Native Americans?

9 How did gold mining change the landscape of California?

10 Why was the Gold Rush such an important period in Californias History?

11 Bibliography Slide 1: gold digger: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~orloski/images/miner.jpghttp://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~orloski/images/miner.jpg Slide 2: Martin Behrman, "Marshall in front of Sutter's Mill," gelatin silver copy photoprint from a daguerreotype. Artistic Source: Carleton E. Watkins after an 1849 daguerreotype attributed to Robert Vance. California Historical Society, Photography, Martin Behrman Collection, FN-12015, VIP01403. This image found on: http://www.californiahistory.net/chapicslarge/suttetsmill6.1.jpg http://www.californiahistory.net/chapicslarge/suttetsmill6.1.jpg Slide 3: Nathaniel Currier, "The Way They Go to California," 1849, lithograph. California Historical Society, Fine Arts collection, FN-00033. This image found on: http://www.californiahistory.net/goldFrame-rushed.htmhttp://www.californiahistory.net/goldFrame-rushed.htm Slide 4: Chinese and white miners: http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/images/wimg630/oc52mnrs.gifhttp://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/images/wimg630/oc52mnrs.gif A Woman Miner Alongside the Men: www.goldrush.com/~joann/women1.jpgwww.goldrush.com/~joann/women1.jpg Mom and children: http://www.collodion-artist.com/Gallery/6x8_2.jpghttp://www.collodion-artist.com/Gallery/6x8_2.jpg African American miner: http://www.viewimages.com/Search.aspx?mid=2160532&epmid=1&partner=Googlehttp://www.viewimages.com/Search.aspx?mid=2160532&epmid=1&partner=Google Slide 5: Ship: http://class.csueastbay.edu/anthropologymuseum/physex/shipchar/images/romepaint2.jpghttp://class.csueastbay.edu/anthropologymuseum/physex/shipchar/images/romepaint2.jpg Wagon: http://www.boisestate.edu/history/issuesonline/fall2004_issues/art_features/or_calif2.jpghttp://www.boisestate.edu/history/issuesonline/fall2004_issues/art_features/or_calif2.jpg Slide 6: Miners camp: http://www.ralphmag.org/CA/gold.htmlhttp://www.ralphmag.org/CA/gold.html Slide 7: San Francisco in 1850: http://gregnoevly.home.mindspring.com/Niantic.jpghttp://gregnoevly.home.mindspring.com/Niantic.jpg Slide 8: Miners Interacting with Native Americans: http://www.calacademy.org/exhibits/science_under_sail/images/indians_california.jpg http://www.calacademy.org/exhibits/science_under_sail/images/indians_california.jpg Slide 9: Charles Christian Nahl, "Hydraulic Method of Mining," ca. 1857, wood engraving. Published by Hutchings & Co., San Francisco. W. C. Butler, engraver, San Francisco. California Historical Society, Fine Arts collection, FN- 04124: http://www.californiahistory.net/goldFrame-diggings.htmhttp://www.californiahistory.net/goldFrame-diggings.htm Mine tailings: http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/sia/30.2/images/vanbueren_fig05bhi.jpg Slide 10: George Tirrell (dates unknown), View of Sacramento, California from Across the Sacramento River, about 1855-60, oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/art-viewsacr.htmlhttp://www.museumca.org/goldrush/art-viewsacr.html


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