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Eyewitness to History: The California Gold Rush
Read about the experiences of a real miner who lived during this time. Can you believe that Mr. Shufelt's letter was discovered at an auction in 1924 and is now part of the collection of the Library of Congress? What a find!

Gold Rush! California's Untold Stories
If you are looking for a comprehensive site about the California Gold Rush, this is the site to visit. It contains a ton of information, pictures, photographs, primary sources, and audio clips about the California Gold Rush and the people involved in it.

Gold Rush Sesquicentennial
Produced by The Sacramento Bee, a local California newspaper, this website about the Gold Rush is easy to use. You can find out more about Sacramento's part in the Gold Rush through related newspaper articles (1998), timelines, pictures, diagrams, maps, and links to other websites about the same topic.

All About the Gold Rush
If you are looking for more in-depth information about the Gold Rush, this is the site to visit. Also, this website has a great amount of information about the Oregon Trail. Enjoy!

Discovery of Gold, by John A. Sutter, 1848
Produced by the Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco, this website features 14 lithograph views of the California Gold Rush as well as reactions to the Gold Rush from all over the United States and the world. This website is chock-full of primary resources.

"California As We Saw It" Exploring the California Gold Rush
Produced by the California State Library, this website is full of primary sources related to the California Gold Rush. If you are looking for pictures, primary sources, and information, click on the link above.