|aDescribes the nineteenth century American gold rush, and includes information on gold rush "boomtowns," relations between Native Americans and gold rush pioneers, and the importance of the gold rush on American history.
|aGold mines and mining|zCalifornia|xHistory|y19th century|vJuvenile literature.
|aFrontier and pioneer life|zCalifornia|vJuvenile literature.
In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking "forty-niners " With black-and white illustrations and sixteen pages of photos, a nugget from history is brought to life