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The California Gold Rush In January of 1848 the largest migration in human history began This migration was the great California Gold Rush Travelers from all over the world came seeking a quick richness This event was what formed some major cities in California and also changed many things in California at the time of the great rush The big race for gold was started at a small mill about forty miles up the American River from SanFrancisco This mill was named Sutters Mill after the owner John Sutter One day one of John Sutters foremen found a few tiny gold nuggets in the river The foreman Sam Brannan ran to Sutter shouting Gold Gold Gold from the American River Ketchem 2 The two men locked themselves in a room talked it over and tested the metal out It really was gold None of this news was published until about a week after the find When it was published the newspaper the Californian was the first to do it It stated Gold mine found- in the newly made raceway of the sawmill erected by Captain Sutter on the American fork gold has been found in considerable quantities Stein 8 Actually this publication was not true Only a few gold nuggets were found not considerable quantities California residents rushed to the California Valley to find riches for themselves Merchants doctors lawyers tailors blacksmiths and wheelbarrow makers all became gold hunters or merchants selling needed items for the gold seekers As a gold hunter B P Kloozer wrote home I am almost crazy Excuse this letter as I have the gold fever shocking bad Stein 7 Everyone dropped what he or she was doing to go search for gold The last newspaper published before the gold rush reported The whole country from SanFrancisco to Los Angeles resounds with the sordid cry of gold GOLD GOLD GOLD While the field is left half planted
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