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The Goldrush

Summary: The Goldrush in 1849 and how it affected the growth of the United States.
THE GOLD RUSH

The California Gold Rush of 1849 is one of the most interesting events of California's and even the United States. The Gold Rush, in 1848 dynamically changed the small town of San Francisco. James Marshall, a worker on John Sutter's lumber mill was the first person to discover the precious metal on the American river. Sutter and Marshall decided to make a pact to keep the gold findings to themselves so they could strike it rich with out having to share the wealth with the rest of the town. Sam Brannan, a Mormon who was living on Sutter's territory rode through the town of San Francisco yelling, " Gold! Gold! Gold from the American River." Soon after thousands poured onto the river with their hearts set on striking it rich. By January 1849, the tiny town of San Francisco became a boomtown with 26,000 gold seekers. Many Miners traveled around...

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