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The speck of the future [

In 1848, James Marshall discovered gold in California's American River. During the next year alone more than 50,000 fortune-seekers would swarm into the Sierra Nevada seeking riches. Wild mining camps with names such as Whiskey Diggings, Grizzly Flat and You Bet would spring up, and disappear, with each new strike. And a once-sleepy village on a magnificent bay would change overnight into the thriving, international city of San Francisco, where a shrewd Mormon shopkeeper would become the gold rush's first millionaire. It was a rambunctious, singularly American time, and it would change the West forever.

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  • "Wild mining camps with names like Whiskey Diggings, Grizzly Flats and You Bet would spring up and then disappear, with each new strike of riches. A once-sleepy village on a magnificent bay would change over-night into a thriving international city, San Francisco, where a merchant could declare himself "Emperor of North America", and a shrewd Morman shopkeeper could become the gold rush's first millionaire. It was a rambunctious, singularly American time, and it would change the West forever."
  • "In 1848, James Marshall discovered gold in California's American River. During the next year alone more than 50,000 fortune-seekers would swarm into the Sierra Nevada seeking riches. Wild mining camps with names such as Whiskey Diggings, Grizzly Flat and You Bet would spring up, and disappear, with each new strike. And a once-sleepy village on a magnificent bay would change overnight into the thriving, international city of San Francisco, where a shrewd Mormon shopkeeper would become the gold rush's first millionaire. It was a rambunctious, singularly American time, and it would change the West forever."@en
  • "In 1848, a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the stream bed of the American River in California, and found gold in the palm of his hand. During the next year alone, in one of the most astounding human stampedes in history, more than 50,000 fortune seekers would swarm into the Sierra Nevada in a headlong scramble for riches. Like many Forty-Niners, William Swain left his home and family to endure hardships and disappointments for a "pocketful of rocks"."
  • "In 1848, a sawmill worker reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold. During the next year alone, in one of the most astounding human stampedes in history, more than 50,000 fortune-seekers would swarm into the Sierra Nevada in a headlong scramble for riches."@en
  • "A history of the California gold rush which started in 1848, when a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold. Wild mining camps sprung up with each new strike while overnight San Francisco turned into an international city."
  • "In 1848, when a sawmill worker dipped his hand in to the American River in California and pulled out gold, the fate of the West was sealed. In the next year alone, to seek their fortune."@en
  • "History of the California gold rush which started in 1848, when a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold."@en
  • "A definitive account of the hope, heartbreak and mythic adventure of America's move west through the unforgettable personal stories of those who lived it."@en
  • ""The Gold Rush brings the whole world to the West, as 49ers from Asia, South America and the eastern states scramble for 'a share of the rocks, ' littering the hills with mining towns and creating the West's first metropolis. But in the push to strike it rich, many are violently pushed aside."--Http://www.pbs.org."@en

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