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Western growth & revolutionary (1829-1859)
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John rock with gold mining pan, approximately 1939
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Gold found in CaliforniaJanuary 24, 1848Many people in California figured gold to be there, but it to be James W. Marshall ~ above January 24, 1848, who saw something shiny in Sutter Creek close to Coloma, California. The had found gold suddenly while overseeing building of a sawmill ~ above the American River.
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