Asked in History of the United StatesCalifornia Gold Rush
What year did the California gold rush begin?
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.