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California Gold Rush

California Gold Rush

California Gold Rush Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?

Commandments for Miners

"The Miner's Ten Commandments," published in a Placerville newspaper in 1853

And Commandments from Their Wives

"Commandment's From the Miner's Wife," published in a Cleveland newspaper in 1849

Official Report on California Gold

First official U.S. government report on the California gold mines, 1848

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