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1

Where did John Sutter build a sawmill?

Coloma

2

who was James Marshall?

A carpenter

3

What was found near sutter's mill?

Gold

4

what was "gold fever"

When people wanted GOLD

5

What is a gold rush?

A huge movement to a place with gold

6

WHo was Sam Brannan?

He traveled to CA to see if the Stories were true

7

What did workers do at stutters mill when it first opened? and then how did this change?

First it was a saw mill and then it changed when old was found

8

What were forty niners?

Miners

9

What happend after President Polk announced the discovery of gold in California?

A gold rush happened

10

Explain the role African Americans had in the gold rush?

If they found 2,000$ they could be fee

11

What were the 3 main routes to california from the U.S?

1isthmus of panama
2 land
3 around the tip of SA

12

name the pros and cons of each of the 3 routes to California

1
pro
con
2
pro
con
3
pro
con

I don't know what pros and cons mean!!!!

13

Where else besides US did 49ers come from?

Every continent expect Africa nd Antartic

14

what was "Gum Sam"?

Gold mountain

15

why di Lu Ng come to california?

Because there was a flood

16

what is a "claim"?

An area he could mine on

17

How was a "claim " marked?

By putting posts around it

18

where were most of the "claims"?

Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers

19

What problems happend with "claiming" land and mining "claimed land?

Sometimes people claimed others claims

20

How did miners- mine for gold?

Dug in rivers, u could use a cradle, a metal pan

21

what was a cradle?

Two trays rocking like a cradle for gold

22

How would you describe the experience of mining for GOld?

HARD WORK

23

Describe the mining camps

THEY WERE DIRTY AND TENTS AND SHACKS

24

How were SUndays spent?

A rest day

25

What was the true reality for most 49ers?

They didn't become ricj