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The Reshaping of California through the Gold Rush The California Gold Rush affected not only California but also the entire outcome of our nation It created the expansion of our nation into Western America and California It brought one of the largest and maybe craziest mass migrations in human history It brought hundreds of thousands of Americans and foreigners to flock to the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas with hopes of striking it rich Yet an extreme few of the many of amateur miners even struck it rich The gold rush shaped California history It gave California its motto Eureka which means Ive found it pertaining to the finding of gold Although it was the first of its kind it would not be the last of its kind in American history The California Gold Rush began on a small mill on the American River at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range on a property of John Sutter John Sutter was a Swiss whod come to Mexican California with his eye on its potential agricultural wealth He had purchased the small plot of land next to the river to build the mill for him However Marshall soon encountered a problem that the river was not deep enough to power the mill Marshall then decided to deepen the river in order to allow the mill to be constructed However in this process he made one of the most influential discoveries in our history he discovered on January 24 1848 a small fragment of gold no larger than a pearl That small fragment of gold gave birth to the dream that was pursued for half of a century The discovery could not have come any sooner because within nine days California was turned over to the United States as a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which formally ended the Mexican war With the discovery of gold on his mill Sutter first told all
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