Woman in Gold Rush

Marleh Lehmann

Fact one.

Gold was discovered January 24, 1848 by James Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma.
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Fact two.

  • Gold was valued from $12.00 to $35.00 an ounce.

  • The Start of the California Gold Rush (1849)

    Woman in Gold Rush

    Monday, Jan. 24th 1848 at 5pm

    California, United States


    This is the day the gold rush began. The time period was from 1848-1855

    Fact three.

    At one point, eggs (if any) were $3.00 each; whiskey was $16.00 a bottle, pills were $10.00 each without advice, $100 with.

    Fact four.

    Hundreds of movies and television features about the Old West and the Gold Rush have been made in Tuolumne County, featuring the Railtown trains and the Sierra Railroad.

    Fact five.

    The deepest mines on the continent, the Kennedy and Argonaut mines at Jackson, produced more than half of the gold mined in the Mother Lode. Mining ceased there in 1958.