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The Story of the 1848 Gold Rush and How It Shaped a Nation

Gold!( )
Author: Rosen, Fred
Publication Date:Jul 2005
Publisher:Running Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.00
Book Description:

There isn’t an American alive today who hasn’t been affected by what happened at Sutter’s Fort east of Sacramento on January 24, 1848. Carpenter James Marshall was building a sawmill when he accidentally discovered a pea-shaped nugget of gold in a ditch. Just like that, the American character changed, and the gold rush became the focal point of mid-nineteenth-century America. From 1848 to 1850, ninety thousand people trekked across the continent when California...
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Detailed Subjects: History / United States / 19Th Century
History / United States / State & Local / West (Ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
Technology & Engineering / Mining
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 1.15 Inches
Book Weight:1.094 Pounds

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