The California Gold Rush

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The California Gold Rush

1848 - 1859

Events

James Marshall discovers gold at Sutter's sawmill

1848

Gold Rush starts to attract people from around the world

1849

Gold Rush starts to attract people from around the world

California becomes a state

1850

Gold becomes more rare and the making of better mining techniques

1852

Population of California exceeds 300,000

1853

Sacramento becomes the California State Capital

1855

silver found in Nevada ends the Gold Rush

1859