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.


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

Old Mining Bill