What Was the Gold Rush, by Joan Holub and Tim Tomkinson, Paperback

  • Author: Joan Holub
  • Illustrator: Tim Tomkinson

SKU: 3577749

Ah, you didn't know about gold (Au) rush? In 1848, when gold was discovered in California, it attracted over 300,000 people from around the world. Some struck it rich by sifting out a hefty sum of gold. Others were not so lucky. Discover the stories of the gold-seeking 49ers with this historical account packed with black-and-white illustrations and sixteen pages of photographs. Read on as an intriguing nugget of miner history is brought to life.
Chapters include:
- What Was the Gold Rush?
- Striking Gold
- Gold Fever
- Rushing West
- Working a Claim
- A Miner's Week
- Striking It Rich (or Not)
- Law and Order
- Boomtowns
- Mining Gets Harder
- How the Gold Rush Changed America
- Timelines
- Bibliography
- Photographs

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