The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

by Sally Senzell Isaacs

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Join the thousands of people from all over the world who rushed to California between 1848 and 1854 in search of gold, riches, jobs, and homes. Learn what it was like to live and work in a gold-mining camp. Find out how San Francisco suddenly grew from a quiet village to a busy city. Discover what happened to people and places when there was no more gold left to mine.

This book describes in detail the lives of ordinary people in the United States who joined the California gold rush and then settled in the West. Each book in the series uses reconstruction illustrations and photographs along with clear text and fact boxes to bring the story of our nation to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403425010
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Series: The American Adventure Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.69(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

About This Book3
Map of the United States of America4
Sutter's Mill: The Sawmill Where Gold was Found6
Gold Fever: A Gold Nugget8
Sacramento: A Miner's Shovel and Pick10
Wagons Heading West: A Wagon on the California Trail12
Getting There By Ship: An Oceangoing Passenger Sailing Ship14
San Francisco Grows: A Saloon in San Francisco16
The Mining Camps: A Gold-digger's Panning Cradle18
Boomtowns: A New Building in a Boomtown20
Digging Deeper: Steam Powered Crushing Mill22
Ghost Towns: An Abandoned Mining-Town Building24
California's Future: A Sack of Gold Coins26
Historical Map of the United States28
Timeline of Events in This Book31
Books to Read, Places to Visit31

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