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Blashfield, Jean F.

The California Gold Rush and the '49ers

(4) 4-6 Fact Finders: Landmarks in U.S. History series. Blashfield offers a cursory account of this event in American history, which directly led to California's statehood. The book chronicles the discovery of gold, the frenzied rush of prospectors, mining operations, the hardships and heartbreak encountered, and women's roles. The abbreviated, readable text is enhanced with informative sidebars, maps, stock photographs, paintings, and appended critical thinking questions. Reading list. Glos., ind.

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