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Tales of the Wild West - Miners
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 12,680. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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.