The Gold Rush (Life in the Old West)

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Describes the lure of gold that drew both men and women west and discusses how they lived, the difficulties they faced, and the impact of the gold rush on Native Americans

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Taken from Chapter 1: How Was Gold Found? Over thousands of years, water from rivers and streams eroded, or washed away, hard rock. Gradually, particles of gold in the rock were loosened and carried away with the moving water. This gold, found in rivers, streams, and other areas just below the ground's surface, was called placer gold. Much of the placer gold was found in the bends of rivers and streams, where the current of the water slowed, and the gold settled at the bottom.

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This series shows the settlers' homes and way of life and the changes they represented to the native population. Good coverage of each topic will make these books useful for research -- Resource Links, Feb. 1999

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