California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush was a time period between 1848 and 1855 in which about 300,000 people traveled to California to strike it rich. The gold seekers were known as forty-niners (after the year 1849).

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Why did the gold rush attract so many people to California?

Obviously, because there was gold there and they wanted some of it. This was augmented by the fad like nature of the Gold Rush. Many people were attracted by the "everyone is doing it" aspect.

While a few people got rich by finding gold, but more people got rich by selling supplies to the ones looking for it.

The thought of getting rich did attract many, but another big reason was the chance for freedom. California wasn't yet a state and laws weren't particularly enforced. There was no established society except for those of the Native Americans, so people could basically create their own.

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What were the Chinese diggers like in the gold rush?

The Chinese diggers were hard and honest workers, but kept to themselves, as most didn't speak English or trust the other diggers.

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What was a miner's license in the 1850s?

A miner's licence was used so that the miners could dig for gold.

If the people didn't have a licence they were arrested or fined.

At that time, licences costs a lot of money and not many people could afford a licence to mine.

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What year and where was gold discovered in California?

On January 24, 1848, gold was discovered by James Marshall while building a sawmill for Capt. John Sutter (Sutter's Mill), Coloma, California. John Marshall discovered gold flakes in the traces of the mill. Before that, James Wilson Marshall was a carpenter and sawmill operator.

Sutter tried to stop it from getting out but a San Francisco newspaper ran a headline "Eureka, Gold Found" 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. They were broadly referred to as 49'ers. CA became a state in 1850 and Sutter lost everything; he lost his fortune, mill, and ended up a broke unhappy man.

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Compare and Contrast the Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan?

Both plans provided something to improve the states, They are different because the Virginia Plan was to have a stronger National country, The New Jersey Plan was to give each state equal house of congress, That is the compare and contrast, any other questions i would help i am a bright 11yr old

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What was the housing at the Gold fields during the time of the Australian gold rushes?

Conditions on the Australian goldfields were harsh. The fields were crowded: miners had between 1 and 3 square metres of 'claim' to live and work. Conditions were unsanitary, due to the open toilet trenches. Many diggers lived in tents, or even rough, open bark shelters. Those who stayed longer sometimes built larger slab hut dwellings, but these were still very basic. People would live in small humpies made out of wood, scraps and things found around the area. Also many people would live in a canvas tent because they were cheap and portable. Later in the gold rush, when people were more certain about whether they were staying or not, people might decide to live in small cottages. These cottages often incorporated solid brick and stone fireplaces, instead of the diggers having to do all their cooking outside.

Those not living on the goldfields but capitalising on the wealth of the goldfields built large, grand stone houses, many of which are still standing today.

See the related Wikipedia link for a range of pictures of different goldfields housing.

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How did the California gold rush affect the region?

The population quickly increased.

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What city was the center of gold mining in the US before the discovery of gold at Sutters Mill in 1948 triggered the California gold rush?

Concord, North Carolina, was the site of the Reed Farm in Cabarrus County. Farmer John Reed (aka Johannes Reith, 1752-1845) operated a gold mining operation after his son found a large chunk of gold ore in 1799.

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How did entrepreneurs benefit from the gold rush?

Entrepreneurs are those people who see opportunity and act on it where others may not. In the goldrushes, certain individuals would set up businesses where they could see a market. Because they tended to have a monopoly on the market, they were able to hike up prices as much as possible. People would rather pay excessive prices than leave their gold claims to stock up on supplies in the city, where prices were cheaper. This was one way in which entrepreneurs could benefit.

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What tools and equipment did the miners in the gold rush use?

Diggers in the gold rushes (Australian and American) used the following equipment and methods to find gold:

  • Panning involved the use of a solid pan. An amount of potentially gold-bearing dirt was placed in the pan with some water, and gently swished and shaken around, a process which would bring the smaller particles of gold to the surface.
  • Cradling involved a wooden box loosely resembling a cradle. The cradle was used for sifting through larger amounts of sediment to find gold, and was popular from the early times of the goldrushes. It required at least two men to work. The cradle had a grate and a sieve. The dirt and sediment to be sifted through was emptied onto the grate in the cradle. The cradle was rocked quickly back and forth (in the action of a cradle) while water was poured over the sediment to help work it through. The grate stopped coarser stones from going through, while the fine material was sifted out the other end. The gold would be left behind for easy collection.
  • Sieves were also popular. They were like a pan but with a mesh base through which the water would drain, to help separate gold from similar sized particles.
  • Windlass was one of the slower methods of mining for gold. Two people were required to operate it, one at the surface and one in the mine shaft. The person in the shaft filled a bucket with potential gold-bearing soil and rocks, and the person on the surface operated the windlass to wind up the bucket. The contents of the bucket were then sorted through, perhaps in a cradle or a pan.
  • Long Toms were like cradles, but they used paddlewheels to make sure there was a continuous flow of water. This method was used in America, but rare in Australia.

Other tools included utensils for digging and carrying gold-bearing soil. They included basic equipment for survival, for constructing some sort of shelter, or simple protection. These included:

  • shovel
  • pick
  • rope
  • saw
  • axe
  • pick
  • wheelbarrow
  • knife
  • gun

If you found a large gold mine, the tools and equipment above are not enough. You should break the rock or stone, and separate the gold from others. The tools and equipment are crusher, ball mill, flotation cell and others.

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Who got rich off the gold rush?

Many of the miners did. Also people who owned hotels, saloons, hardware stores, banks and other things that miners needed.

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What happened after gold was discovered in California in 1848?

Many people began moving to the West

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Why did gold beach happen?

Gold Beach was a place not an event.

AnswerAnd the event that you are probably interested in (the Allied invasion of Europe) "happened" because it was planned.
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What happened after the Gold Rush?

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well California became a State and everyone alot more place had gold and people got rich or started farming.Schools were built.

Shortly after the California gold rush gold was discovered in Bathurst, Australia and so all the miners went there. In fact, the man who first found substantial gold in Australia was fresh from the Californian gold fields.

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What date did the California Gold Rush end?

The rush is generally considered to have ended in 1855.

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Who prospered from the California gold rush?

only a few gold miners prospered, most went poor, the real big rich guys were the merchants selling food and clothing and tools to the men, they also had it easy, instead of working in a mine all day they sat in a shop, also, the people with accomadations got $$$$money$$$$$$

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What ended the California gold rush?

The California Gold Rush (1848-1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. The first to hear confirmed information of the gold rush were the people in Oregon, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), and Latin America, who were the first to start flocking to the state in late 1848. All in all, the news of gold brought some 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad. Of the 300,000, approximately half arrived by sea and half came from the east overland on the California Trail and the Gila River trail.

The gold-seekers, called "forty-niners" (as a reference to 1849), often faced substantial hardships on the trip. While most of the newly arrived were Americans, the Gold Rush attracted tens of thousands from Latin America, Europe, Australia, and China. At first, the gold nuggets could be picked up off the ground. Later, gold was recovered from streams and riverbeds using simple techniques, such as panning. More sophisticated methods were developed and later adopted elsewhere. At its peak, technological advances reached a point where significant financing was required, increasing the proportion of gold companies to individual miners. Gold worth tens of billions of today's dollars was recovered, which led to great wealth for a few. However, many returned home with little more than they had started with.

The effects of the Gold Rush were substantial. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boomtown of about 36,000 by 1852. Roads, churches, schools and other towns were built throughout California. In 1849 a state constitution was written, a governor and legislature chosen and California became a state in 1850 as part of the Compromise of 1850.

New methods of transportation developed as steamships came into regular service. By 1869 railroads were built across the country from California to the eastern United States. Agriculture and ranching expanded throughout the state to meet the needs of the settlers. At the beginning of the Gold Rush, there was no law regarding property rights in the goldfields and a system of "staking claims" was developed. The Gold Rush also had negative effects: Native Americans were attacked and pushed off their lands and the mining caused environmental harm. An estimated 100,000 California Indians died between 1848 and 1868, and some 4,500 of them were killed.

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How did the gold rush change California?

it improved California by improving the numbers of people and allowing people to find out a lot about California.

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What is the difference between Alaska's gold rush and the California gold rush?

Also known as the Klondike Gold Rush or the Yukon Gold Rush, Alaska's gold rush occurred between the years of 1896 and 1899, bringing about 100,000 prospectors to the region.

By contrast, California's Gold Rush occurred between the years of 1848 and 1855, resulting in about 300,000 prospectors descending upon California.

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What are facts about the gold rush?

The gold rush started when James Wilson Marshall found gold at Sutter's Mill in California in 1848

1) It involved gold

2) It was a rush

3) You asked a question about it

4) I am answering a question about it

5) It is called the Gold Rush

It was in California. A man found out about the gold rush and told his friend who was a shovel store owner, then the shovel store owner told everyone, they all came to get gold, and the shovel store owner ended up getting more money than the guy who first found out about it by selling shovels! Another thing is that people had to camp out, and lots were robbed and there were lots of flies around so they had to have candles that the flies would be attracted to while they slept.

TheAustralian Gold rush:

1 Started in 1851

2 Children got very sick and many died

3 Food was difficult and expensive to buy

4 A famous entertainer was Lola Montez

5 Diggers didn't work on Sundays

6 Most single diggers lived in tents

7 Tea and Alcohol was drank

8 Racism was most common to Chinese

9 Dirty water caused Dysentery and Typhoid

10 Licences were use to keep control over Diggers

11 Panning was a way to find gold

12 Men and woman wore different clothing

13 Boys under the age of 5 wore girls clothes and had long hair

14 There was lots of fighting caused by alcohol

15 Licences were so expensive

lots of people got killed trying to get gold and most people tryed to survive but didnt

lots of people got killed trying to get gold and most people tryed to survive but didnt

lots of people got killed trying to get gold and most people tryed to survive but didnt

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How long did the California gold rush last?

It lasted from 1848 to 1890.

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What effect did the gold rush have on the expansion of the west?

The Gold rush attracted people from all over the world to California. Many of these people never became rich from gold mining, but stayed to become a part of California.

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How did you stake a claim in the California gold Rush?

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What happened at the California gold rush?

In 1848 gold was discovered by John Marshall at Sutter's Mill. As soon as people heard there was a rush to CA. Over 40,000 came within the first few months. There was a 10,000 wagon jam at the border and people came on foot, by train, and on ships. Ships were left to rot in San Francisco Bay ( even today they still find ships) and they headed to the area above Sacramento. Gold camps were made and it was a rough/hard life to live in one. Camps with the name of Angels Camp, Murphy's, Columbia, Hang Town, Sonora, and others grew ( you can still find these towns today). People like Mark Twain came to the camps and many of his stories reflect the life of that time. The rush to the camps was so great that CA became a state on Sept. 9, 1850.

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What happened to st ival gold?

apparently, there is a production issue so they have limited stocks in stores which are falling. I want it bacl Get it back onto the shelves quickly, please

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