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Gold Rush In The American River At Sutter's Mill

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Gold Rush About the Gold Rush The gold rush started in January 1848 and ended in 1855. Gold was discovered in the American River at Sutter's mill in 1848. James Marshal was working at the mill that day when he found a shiny glow. He reached down in the water and picked up the shiny rock and it was gold he saw another and another then he ran to John Sutter's fort when he got there James Marshall and John Sutter went into a secret room and researched the shiny rocks and they determined the shiny rocks were Gold! They both wanted to keep it a secret but the a local newspaperman over heard them and ran to town and yelled gold in the American River! Then he became the richest man alive by selling tools for the miners. That's how the gold
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