California Gold Rush

Golden Flapjacks

Historical Significance

Before gold was discovered, the Mexican-American War broke out from 1846 to 1848. Afterwards, American obtained land known as the Mexican Cession for $10 million dollars, which eventually contained land for parts of seven future American states. However, this land forever changes when James Marshall discovered golden flakes at Sutter's Mill.

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"Oh California" 1849 Gold Rush Song, fully animated!

Old Mining Bill