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Historical documents.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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