WARNING GOLD RUSH FOR MINERS
By: Tanner Whitehead, Jack Ellis, Jorden Thompson
GOLD GOLD GOLD!!!!!!
Even with the crudest of tools, the earliest miners were doing well. All one had to do was to dig down into a placer, and wash the pay dirt. The entire gold country was open to all. There were no taxes on what the miners found. Samuel Brannon bought all the mining supplies he could find then said there was gold in the American River. He then sold his supplies to miners coming and quickly became California’s first millionaire.
First gold flakes found at the base of Sierra Nevada Mountains
Monday, Jan. 24th 1848 at 9pm
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What tools were being used in the gold rush?
Where was the gold first found?