California Gold Rush

On Januaury 24th, 1848, James Wilson Marshall found gold in a mill race in Sutter's Mill in California. Word soon got out and it wasn't long before thousands of people from all over the United States and beyond flocked to California to seek their fortunes. The rush lasted until 1855 and because of it San Francisco grew into a proper town and California was admitted as a free state into the United States of America.
Letters from the Corrugated Castle: A Novel of Gold Rush California, 1850-1852

Letters from the Corrugated Castle: A Novel of Gold Rush California, 1850-1852

Joan W. Blos
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 978-0689870774
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Gold Rush and Riches

Gold Rush and Riches

Paul Robert Walker
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Kingfisher, 2011   ISBN: 978-0753465127
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California Gold Rush: A guide to California in the 1850’s

California Gold Rush: A guide to California in the 1850’s

Julie Ferris
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Kingfisher, 1999   ISBN: 978-0753452189
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The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner, California 1852

The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner, California 1852

Laurence Yep
Historical Fiction
For ages 10 and up
Scholastic, 2000   ISBN: 978-0590386074
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Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild, California Territory 18

Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild, California Territory 18

Kristiana Gregory
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 10 and up
Scholastic, 2001   ISBN: 978-0590511575
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Away to the Goldfields

Away to the Goldfields

Pat Derby
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004   ISBN: 978-0374399610
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The California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush

Jean F. Blashfield
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 9
Compass Point Books, 2001   ISBN: 0756500419
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How to get rich in the California Gold Rush

How to get rich in the California Gold Rush

Todd Olson
Illustrator:  Scott Allred 
Historical Fiction
For ages 10 and up
National Geographic, 2008   ISBN: 1426303157
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John Sutter and the California Gold Rush

John Sutter and the California Gold Rush

Matt Doeden
Illustrator:  Ron Frenz , Charles Barnett III 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 0736843701
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Gold Fever! Tales from the California Gold Rush

Gold Fever! Tales from the California Gold Rush

Rosalyn Schanzer
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 10 and up
National Geographic, 2007   ISBN: 978-1426300400
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