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1 Gold rush By: Valencia McKinley and Francisco peguero

2 Sutters Mill John A. Sutter had 50,000 acres of land from Mexico in California Dream: a great estate in the wilderness. 18,000 head of cattle He helped many settlers giving them work.

3 OREGON TRAIL MINERS MOVED TO CALIFORNIA ON THE OREGON TRAIL THE TRIP WEST LASTED FIVE OR SIX MONTHS PEOPLE WHO TRAVELED ON THE OREGON TRAIL ARE EMIGRANTS

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5 Life in California They built communities called boom towns Robberies and murders were of daily occurrence Merchants profited from the gold rush

6 San Francisco Almost all of San Franciscos 900 residents left to chase gold The city became a ghost town

7 Forty-niners People who moved to California during 1849 More than 80,000 people moved to California for gold 80% were Americans

8 Gold fever Thousands moved to California million$ had been taken from the American river Most miners traveled by sea thats how bad the fever was Not many of them struck it rich

9 The history of gold 1848 a carpenter found gold flakes in a stream. It was found throughout California

10 SULTERS MILL

11 CREDITS THE AMERICAN JOURNEY TEXT BOOK MS.PATTIS MANIFEST DESTINY PICTURES VALENCIA MCKINLEY FRANCISCO PEGUERO

12 THE END


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