California Gold Rush
By Will Minogue
Mines and Gold found during 1849
- Found a total of $2 billion worth of gold.
- Extracted more than 750,000 pounds of gold.
- This event gathered global attention.
- John Sutter (owner of the land most of the gold was found on) did not get any of the profit from the gold and ended up having to leave because of debts.
- California was a huge factor in adding California as the 31st state.
How this impacted California and America