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Historical documents.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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