Gold fever swept the nation and the world in 1848 when carpenter
James Marshall discovered a gold nugget in the American River near
John Sutter's mill. As word spread of gold in California, the news
set off a global race known as the California gold rush. Fortune
seekers and adventurers poured into California by land and sea.
HO! FOR CALIFORNIA
Here is the story of these lively prospectors in their own
words. Rosalyn Schanzer gathered her favorite quotes and anecdotes
from letters, journals, and newspaper accounts, then put the spirit
of the age into her vibrant art.
Step into an exciting chapter of American history. Learn about
the people who dropped everything to seek their fortunes. See who
found gold and how, and if there was enough to go around. Find out
what the gold diggers did with their brand-new wealth. Listen to
the tales of the prospectors, the men and the women, the good and
the bad, the winners and the losers. Join in the gold fever!
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