California’s Historic Gold Rush in the 1800s

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Very few moments in history are talked about in California more than the Gold Rush. This event put California on the map and allowed it to become the state it is today. A gathering like no other, people from all over the world rushed to California for a chance to strike gold, literally. However, this wasn't all fun and games, there were some dangers involved, and also some conflict between the natives and foreigners. Flip through these slides to learn all about the Gold Rush, we bet you read some facts that may surprise you.