The California Gold Rush
Staking a Claim
The forty-niners would prospect as in search for gold. The method they would use is called placer miner witch is when u use pans or other devices to wash gold nuggets out of loose rock and gravel.
He was gave permission in 1839 to start a colony
This was a group of westerns that got stranded in winter in the Sierra Mountains
They were gold-seeking migrants to California