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The discovery of gold in California

John S. Hittell

The discovery of gold in California

by John S. Hittell

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Published by Lewis Osborne in Palo Alto, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Description and travel,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn S. Hittell, James W. Marshall, Edwin G. Waite
    ContributionsMarshall, James W., Waite, Edwin G.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination80 p.
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26885498M

    The discovery of gold that attracted hundreds of thousands of gold-seekers to California was made in by James Wilson Marshall (). Marshall was a native of New Jersey, trained as a wagon-maker and carpenter. The newspaper did not report about the discovery of gold because word spread so quickly from person to person. The Californian was forced to shut down .

    The US President James K. Polk formally announced discovery of gold in California on December 5, O gold-seekers came to California in alone. Prospectors that came to California from all over the world were called the forty-niners (after the year ). Very few people got rich from gold prospecting and suffered great hardships. California Gold Discovery On Janu , an event occurred in Coloma that would radically impact the history of California and the Nation. James W. Marshall was building a sawmill for Captain John Sutter, using water from the South Fork of the American River.

    Gold became highly concentrated in California, United States as the result of global forces operating over hundreds of millions of years. Volcanoes, tectonic plates and erosion all combined to concentrate billions of dollars' worth of gold in the mountains of the California Gold Rush, gold-seekers known as "Forty-Niners" retrieved this gold, at first using simple techniques. The discovery of gold in California in did more than trigger the migration of tens of thousands of people hoping to make their fortune in the mineral‐rich West. It created a body of prospectors willing to go wherever a strike was made. When gold was found in British Columbia in , prospectors streamed north into Canada.


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The discovery of gold in California by John S. Hittell Download PDF EPUB FB2

Discovery of California Gold More Precious Than Gold DVD & Educational activities. This book was developed by input from numerous teachers. It contains over pages of augmentation to curriculum standards for the State of California Education System. The discovery of gold in California Hardcover – January 1, by John Scherzer Hittel (Author)Author: John Scherzer Hittel.

America's Gold Rush: John Sutter and the Discovery of Gold in California (Great Moments in American History) Library Binding – January 1, by Joanne Mattern (Author) › Visit Amazon's Joanne Mattern Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. 1/5(1). On JanuJames Marshall discovered a small nugget of gold in a stream near Sutter's Mill, California.

Though he tried to keep it a secret, word spread through the country like wildfire. Before the year was out, the great American Gold Rush had begun/5(5).

"The accounts of Messrs. Hittell, Marshall and Waite, reprinted herein, were first published in the Century magazine in February and May of " Facsimile in pocket, containing the first newspaper notice of the discovery of gold in California.

This edition limited to 2, copies. The discovery of gold in California. [Donald C Cutter; Sacramento Club of Printing House Craftsmen.] One of 9 souvenir miniature books from the thirtieth annual The discovery of gold in California book of the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, San Francisco, Description.

Sam Brannan Opens New Bank — THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA. by Gen. John A. Sutter It was in the first part of January,when the gold was discovered at Coloma, where I was then building a saw-mill. On the East Coast newspapers first published accounts of the gold discovery in mid-summer Skeptical editors downplayed the notion, despite letters from California like the one in the Author: American Experience.

Discovery at Sutter’s Mill. On JanuJames Wilson Marshall, a carpenter originally from New Jersey, found flakes of gold in the American River at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Coloma, California.

The first discovery of gold, at Rancho San Francisco in the mountains north of present-day Los Angeles, had been insix years before Marshall's discovery, while Location: Sierra Nevada and Northern California goldfields. Perhaps the single best book now available on the California Gold Rush is H.W.

Brands' The Age of Gold, which offers a lively narrative of Gold Rush events within a compelling analytical framework that the discovery of "free" gold in the Sierra foothills forever transformed the American Dream. The first published announcement of the discovery of gold was made on Main the San Francisco weekly newspaper The Californian, and no longer could the discovery be withheld from the whole world.

Hydraulic mining in Nevada County, California ca. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency The discovery of gold in California by California. Committee to investigate date of discovery of gold in California.

[from old Pages: In the four years following the discovery of gold by James Marshall in January ofCalifornia's population swelled f topeople. Miners came from all over the world and extrac, fine ounces of gold from which would be. About the Author: The undisputed founder of California, pioneer Johann Augustus Sutter, owned the land where gold was first discovered beginning the famous California Gold Rush.

When news of the gold find leaked out, his property was overrun by nearlyprospectors and in the end, he lost everything. James Marshall’s discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in California instarted the California Gold Rush. Born inMarshall followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a skilled carpenter and wheelwright.

When his father died inhe headed westward, spending some time in Illinois and Indiana before settling in Missouri. KNOPF; PAGES; $25 When news broke of the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, people ranging from the poorest immigrants to top political leaders ran to America's newly captured territory.

The fullest and most reliable account of the first discovery of gold in California is that written by Colonel J. Warner, a pioneer ofand published in "A Historical. The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill set off the California gold rush of In this scene prospectors dig for gold with picks and shovels and pan for the precious metal.

In the center three well-dressed men, possibly Sutter and two friends, carefully examine the contents of a prospector's pan. The author sets the stage by opening the book with the discovery of gold on the American River, above Sutter's Fort, in January He next writes about the people who came to California to try and make their fortune, where they came from, and how they got there/5.

OCLC Number: Description: pages frontispiece (portrait) 2 plates 19 cm: Contents: Introduction --Early history of Sutter --Remarkable combination of events attending the discovery of gold --Attempt of the Americans to acquire California; The Bear Flag --The Mexican War; The Americans take possession of California --California conquered --The Mormons --The end of the Mexican War.The Gold Rush reinforced the idea of Manifest Destiny, forever entwined with the legacy of President James K.

Polk. America was destined to span from Atlantic to Pacific, and the accidental discovery of gold made California an even more essential part of the picture. California was admitted as the 31st state of the Union in THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA.

Palo Alto: Lewis Osborne, First Thus. 80 (4) pages. Illustrated, primarily from issues of the The Century Magazine. Front endpaper map of the California gold and quicksilver district.