The California Gold Rush

Friedman, Mel (Book - 2010)
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Who discovered the gold that caused the rush to California? A carpenter named James Marshall discovered gold in 1848. Inside, You'll Find: How miners got gold from the ground; Maps, a timeline, photos-and who invented blue jeans; Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you! Book jacket.
Authors: Friedman, Mel, 1946-
Title: The California Gold Rush
Publisher: New York : Children's Press, c2010
Characteristics: 48 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Mel Friedman
Contents: "Ready, set, gold!" : what was found at Sutter's sawmill?
An island called California : what did Spanish explorers hope to find in California?
Gold fever! : why was travel to California so dangerous?
Life in the land of gold : why was it hard for miners to make money?
Panning for gold : how much did the biggest lump of gold found in California weigh?
The dark side : what was the Chinese name for California?
End of the gold rush : how did the gold rush help America?
ISBN: 0531212440
Branch Call Number: j 979.404 F9114c 2010 Beginning Facts
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 44-45) and index
Subject Headings: California History 1846-1850 Juvenile literature California Gold discoveries Juvenile literature
LCCN: 2009017524
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Provides a basic overview of the Gold Rush, including a section on the negative impact it had on native Californians. Simple layout makes this book easy to use.

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