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Tales of the Wild West - Miners
By Rick Steber
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,680. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction
The discovery of gold in Califonia launched the nation's first gold rush. It began January 23, 1848. James Marshall, who was building a sawmill for John Sutter on the American River in the Sierra Nevada foothills, turned water from the millpond into the tailrace. A glimmer in the clear water caught his eye and he picked up a yellow rock about the size of a dime and weighing one-quarter ounce.