The California Gold Rush!

The California Gold Rush!

The California Gold Rush was scintillating by the discovery of nuggets of gold in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 and was conceivably one of the most quintessential events to configure American history in the course of the first half of the 19th century!

Word of news grew of the discovery, thousands of prospective gold miners proceeded by sea or overland to San Francisco and the adjoining area; by the end of 1849, the non-native communities of the California territory was about 100,000 (compared with the pre-1848 figure of less than 1,000).

A total of $2 billion worth of valuable metal was extracted from the expanse during the Gold Rush, which culminated in 1852!Β βš’πŸœπŸ’°πŸŒŸ

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