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The California Gold Rush, 1848-1852

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Author: Walker, Dale L.
Walker, Dale
Publication Date:Dec 2003
Publisher:Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Imprint:Forge Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.95
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With the exception of the call to arms in the North and South in 1861, no moment of nineteenth-century America was more electrifying than the shout, "GOLD ON THE AMERICAN RIVER!" first heard in San Francisco in the spring of 1848. Within a year, tens of thousands of dreamers from around the world were making their way to the vast territory on the Pacific. All routes to San Francisco, gateway to the goldfields, were lengthy---six months on average---arduous, and dangerous:...
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