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California Gold Rush

What year did the California gold rush begin?


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January 13, 2018 3:23AM

John Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848. He found gold flakes in the traces of the saw mill. Soon it was leaked that gold was found. Sutter tried to stop it from getting out but a San Francisco newspaper had a headline about the discovery and soon 10,000 a day were arriving in the area. Over 300,000 people came to the state in the two years after the news. CA became a state in 1850 and Sutter lost everything.