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The California Gold Rush By: Bailey Page and Le An Pham The California Gold Rush By: Bailey Page and Le An Pham

Our Characters I’m an overlander and a fortyniner I will mine for gold and Our Characters I’m an overlander and a fortyniner I will mine for gold and buy supplies from my friend, Laura Miller, when I get to Sacramento My name is Joann Mitchell I’m from Independence, Missouri I’m an overlander and a merchant I gather supplies for my shop so miners like , Joann Mitchell, can buy them My name is Laura Miller I’m from Santa Fe, New Mexico (Bailey) (Le An)

1848 for Joann January 24 th- The Gold Rush started in Coloma, California in 1848 for Joann January 24 th- The Gold Rush started in Coloma, California in Sutter’s Mill when James Marshall found gold. Sutter’s Mill is on the banks of the American River. December 24 th-I set off to California. I’m starting in Independence, Missouri, where I live, then I stop in Santa Fe, New Mexico and meet a girl merchant named, Laura Miller. We traveled together. But then, the harsh blizzards came and Laura’s family got lost in the blizzards.

1848 for Laura January 29 - I left Santa Fe, New Mexico of where 1848 for Laura January 29 - I left Santa Fe, New Mexico of where I live I meet a girl miner named Joann Mitchell We travel together but harsh blizzards hit and my family got separated from the trail May 24 – I arrive in Sacramento, California The trip was very complicating because of the blizzards We couldn’t see a thing through the thick snow but the oxen pushed us through the snow so we were back on trail The trip took 4 months

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1849 for Laura May 25 -Joann found me and asked me if I could 1849 for Laura May 25 -Joann found me and asked me if I could live in Sutter’s Fort with her and I said yes! June 21 -Buisness is going good and I have some gold from the miners. Many miners are coming to my shop. Joann is coming to my shop about 3 times a week. I sell her apples, pears, carrots, and cabbages. July 7 - I was robbed for all my gold ! I have noticed that people have become more greedy since the Gold Rush started. People would do anything to get their hands on that gold. July 28 - My shop is going great! Supplies are high and people can afford the foods that they need. Now foods cost $0. 50. People all over are coming to my shop.

September 4 - More people are becoming rich but many are disappointed so they September 4 - More people are becoming rich but many are disappointed so they go back east to their old states. Now California is crowded with more than 35, 000 people! California’s government now has more financial problems. This is how merchants sell their supplies in the Gold Rush

1849 for Joann May 24 - I arrive in Sacramento, California. My trip was 1849 for Joann May 24 - I arrive in Sacramento, California. My trip was hard because of the blizzards. We could barely see anything. My trip took 3 -5 months. May 25 - I find Laura and ask her to live in Sutter’s Fort with me. She said, YES!! John A. Sutter’s Fort

1849 for Joann May 26 - I ride in my wagon to Sacramento to 1849 for Joann May 26 - I ride in my wagon to Sacramento to buy supplies to mine for gold. Miners like me work 6 days a week, Monday- Saturday, and Sunday is a rest day from mining. When not working, miners play cards, read books, play music, and sing songs. June 26 - I haven’t found any gold yet and I go to Laura’s store 3 times a week.

I buy apples, carrots, pears, and cabbage. Food costs $0. 50. June 27 - I buy apples, carrots, pears, and cabbage. Food costs $0. 50. June 27 - I started a new day mining. Me and another miner are using a new tool called a cradle to pan for gold. It separates gold from dirt more quickly and more easily. July 6 - I go to work mining for gold and suddenly, I see a shining yellow rock in the water! I pan it up and scream, “GOLD!” I looked back in the water and see more shining, yellow rocks. I gather up the rocks and scream, “I’m RICH!”

1850 for Joann January 26 - I built a school for children with the 1850 for Joann January 26 - I built a school for children with the gold I had. I also built many houses for people who need them.

1851 for Laura January 18 - My shop is a success and now people 1851 for Laura January 18 - My shop is a success and now people are buying so many supplies from my shop. The Gold Rush isn’t as popular so people aren’t becoming as greedy as they were before. February 22 - I use some of the money from my shop to build food stores for people who can’t build them thereselves. This is kind of what a shop is in the Gold Rush

Finance, Economy, and Government of California The economy of California changed because now the Finance, Economy, and Government of California The economy of California changed because now the government and buissneses have more money to organize for the people. After the Gold Rush, California was just like all the other states with government, economy, finance, and a good population As the Gold Rush I saw that California’s population grew more and more each week. People were becoming more diverse. * *diverse means to be more different

Affects On the Gold Rush and on California July 10, 1850 - A lot Affects On the Gold Rush and on California July 10, 1850 - A lot of people came to California very quickly and used all the supplies, so now, later in the Gold Rush, entrepreneurs*, increase the prices of scarce items, which is called inflation. Entrepreneurs become wealthy. People became consumers because they had money and bought goods. Some towns that where mining camps just months ago, now have banks, food stores, and doctors’. The population of San Francisco changed from 800 to 35, 000 people. * A person who sets up a new business is a entrepreneur

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