Did you know that people from all over the country poured into California to mine for gold? Or that gold is one of the most bendable, poundable metals? Discover all this and more in What Was the Gold Rush? Featuring fun facts, illustrations, and 16 pages of photographs, you'll discover the importance that the Gold Rush had on the development of the western United States.
In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking "forty-niners!" With black-and white illustrations and sixteen pages of photos, a nugget from history is brought to life!
Joan Holub is the author of other Who Was…? titles, including Who Was Marco Polo? and Who Was Babe Ruth?