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California Gold Rush
GOLD!!! • James W. Marshall discovered gold on January 24, 1848. • Marshall was inspecting a ditch at Sutter's saw mill when he saw a sparkle beneath the water. • John Sutter wanted to keep it a secret, but…
…the word got out… Nathaniel Currier, "The Way They Go to California, " 1849, lithograph. California Historical Society, Fine Arts collection, FN-00033. …and the world rushed in!
Who Rushed In?
How did they get here? • over land • by sea
What was life like for… the miners?
What was life like… for the people living in San Francisco?
How did it change life for… the Native Americans?
How did gold mining change the landscape of California?
Why was the Gold Rush such an important period in California’s History?
Bibliography Slide 1: gold digger: http: //www-rohan. sdsu. edu/~orloski/images/miner. jpg Slide 2: Martin Behrman, "Marshall in front of Sutter's Mill, " gelatin silver copy photoprint from a daguerreotype. Artistic Source: Carleton E. Watkins after an 1849 daguerreotype attributed to Robert Vance. California Historical Society, Photography, Martin Behrman Collection, FN-12015, VIP 01403. This image found on: http: //www. californiahistory. net/chapicslarge/suttetsmill 6. 1. jpg Slide 3: Nathaniel Currier, "The Way They Go to California, " 1849, lithograph. California Historical Society, Fine Arts collection, FN-00033. This image found on: http: //www. californiahistory. net/gold. Frame-rushed. htm Slide 4: Chinese and white miners: http: //www. pbs. org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/images/wimg 630/oc 52 mnrs. gif A Woman Miner Alongside the Men: www. goldrush. com/~joann/women 1. jpg Mom and children: http: //www. collodion-artist. com/Gallery/6 x 8_2. jpg African American miner: http: //www. viewimages. com/Search. aspx? mid=2160532&epmid=1&partner=Google Slide 5: Ship: http: //class. csueastbay. edu/anthropologymuseum/physex/shipchar/images/romepaint 2. jpg Wagon: http: //www. boisestate. edu/history/issuesonline/fall 2004_issues/art_features/or_calif 2. jpg Slide 6: Miners camp: http: //www. ralphmag. org/CA/gold. html Slide 7: San Francisco in 1850: http: //gregnoevly. home. mindspring. com/Niantic. jpg Slide 8: Miners Interacting with Native Americans: http: //www. calacademy. org/exhibits/science_under_sail/images/indians_california. jpg Slide 9: Charles Christian Nahl, "Hydraulic Method of Mining, " ca. 1857, wood engraving. Published by Hutchings & Co. , San Francisco. W. C. Butler, engraver, San Francisco. California Historical Society, Fine Arts collection, FN-04124: http: //www. californiahistory. net/gold. Frame-diggings. htm Mine tailings: http: //www. historycooperative. org/journals/sia/30. 2/images/vanbueren_fig 05 bhi. jpg Slide 10: George Tirrell (dates unknown), View of Sacramento, California from Across the Sacramento River, about 1855 -60, oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: http: //www. museumca. org/goldrush/art-viewsacr. html