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The California Gold Rush
Title:
The California Gold Rush
ISBN:
9780531205815

9780531212448
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, c2010.
Physical Description:
48 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents:
"Ready, set, gold!" : what was found at Sutter's sawmill? -- An island called California : what did Spanish explorers hope to find in California? -- Gold fever! : why was travel to California so dangerous? -- Life in the land of gold : why was it hard for miners to make money? -- Panning for gold : how much did the biggest lump of gold found in California weigh? -- The dark side : what was the Chinese name for California? -- End of the gold rush : how did the gold rush help America?
Abstract:
Discover the brief, brutal period of U.S. history known as the gold rush. Characterized by hope, greed, enterprise and thug rule, the gold rush transformed life in America--and began in January, 1848, with James Marshall's accidental discovery of gold in California.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.5 0.5 135169.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 6.2 2 Quiz: 48604.
Reading Level JCPL:
900LEXILE.
Series:
A true book

True book.
Target Audience Note:
900 Lexile.
Format:
Book

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