California Gold Rush - Illustration

  "The California Gold Rush comes alive with true stories about the people who lived it." Choose from over 65 informative California gold rush articles by Don Baumgart.

California Gold Rush Stories

When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill on the American River in 1848, it started the California Gold Rush, one of history's largest mass migrations. Here writer Don Baumgart brings the California Gold Rush alive by writing about the people who lived it.

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