People in the Gold Rush

1848-1855

Definition

Gold Rush: A large-scale hasty movement of people to a region where gold has been discovered.
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Jobs

Most of the jobs the women had to do was sometimes they had to pan for gold, preparing the food for everyone, cleaning, sewing, washing, etc. The men had to pan for the gold.
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History

The first site of gold was founded by James W. Marshall. After people found out of him finding the gold, immigrants came to California. The population of California grew from 1,000 in 1848 to over 20,000 in 1850.
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People in the Gold Rush

  • Phillip Armour: Supplied the miners with meat from the butchers
  • Lotta Crabtree: Performed music for everyone in the stores.
  • William Tecumseh Sherman: Civil War General.
  • Collis Potter Huntington: Operated the store for everyone
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Process

  1. Pick a spot to pan for the gold in the water.
  2. Scoop up the gravel in the water.
  3. Swish the water and the gravel out of the pan.
  4. Look to see if there is anything shiny in the pan.
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