Steven Brownson

Eureka! The Origins for the California Gold Rush

Eureka! The Origins for the California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush started on John Sutter's Ranch in 1848.  Initially, the secret was hidden until President Polk Announced the Gold Rush in far-off California.  Then, Eureka, meaning I have found it! set off one of the greatest movements of people and wealth in the 19th century.  Let's explore how the miners got to California.  

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