The Pikes Peak Gold Rush took place between July of 1858 and February of 1861. The Pikes Peak Gold Rush was later to be named the Colorado Gold Rush due to its location. It was only the start of the mining industry. Thousands of people took place in mining, those of which were called the “fifty-niners.” William G. Russell was the leader of the expedition to the Rockies. He was married to a Cherokee Indian, which is how he heard of the gold findings in 1849.
Would you travel, live, and work under harsh conditions for months to fulfill a dream? Thousands of gold hunters from all corners of the world did so in hopes of striking rich after an abrupt discovery of gold in the American territory of California. This huge worldwide flock of people became known as The California Gold Rush of 1849. The Gold Rush granted riches to only a handful of miners, but provided Americans as well as many foreigners a new homeland and life. At the start of the 1830 decade, about 500 people resided in California.
A brief report of the discovery appeared in a San Francisco newspaper in mid-March, where it went mostly unnoticed (firstname.lastname@example.org). By signing the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, on February 2, 1848, ending the Mexican- American War. The United States acquired an immense western territory stretching from Texas to the Pacific and north to Oregon, which included Upper California, Utah. The United States gained 1.2 million square miles, virtually doubling its territory. The human cost for the United States was 13,238 killed and 4,152 wounded.
Introduction The Indians that had fought General Custer had actually fought a battle against an even larger American Army Force only 10 days earlier. In mid June of 1876 General George Crook and approximately 1325 American soldiers, packers, miners and Indian allies moved north1. The intent was to get contingents of the Cheyenne, Sioux and Arapaho to move to reservations. History Gold had been discovered in the Black Hills of the Dakotas, and the American military intended to take it by force after a failed treaty negotiation. Crook had moved north from Fort Fetterman camp near present day Douglas Wyoming area, along rosebud creek, north into Montana territory.
(Alaska's Gold) Juneau, Alaska had been established in 1880 after gold was found there, but the major strike occurred in August 1896, when the son of a California forty-niner, John Muir, found gold while panning in Rabbit Creek, which had soon become Bonanza Creek. Several men during this initial period enjoyed gold patches that had brought them all more then one-million dollars. News about this particular gold strike did not reach California and the rest of the West Coast until the summer of 1897. This gold rush had followed the pattern of the California gold rush of 1849. (Poynter 79) In 1880, one of the largest gold rushes was started.
The population increased by more than one million west of the Rocky Mountains during 1810 to 1820. The third official expedition across the Plains was the Stephen H. Long Expedition, also known as the Yellowstone Expedition, which began in 1819 and lasted until 1820. The Yellowstone Expedition was designed to ascend the Missouri River for the purpose of establishing military posts to protect the fur trade and to counteract the influence of the British in the northern region. Major Stephen H. Long reported in 1820 on his exploration over the Great Plains, categorizing the region as useless and it became known as ‘The Great American Desert’.
Though the relief and reform measures put into place by President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression, the economy did not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II kicked American industry into high gear. The American economy entered an ordinary recession during the summer of 1929, as consumer spending dropped and unsold goods began to pile up, slowing production. Stock prices continued to rise, and by the fall of that year had reached levels that could not befitting by predicted future earnings. On October 24, 1929, the stock market bubble had finally burst, as investors began dumping shares all together. A record 12.9 million shares were traded that day, which is known as Black Thursday.
While the stock market crashed the steel industry was down, several banks failed, and house constructing was reduced (The struggles of the 1930s). During this time international trade lowered by more than 50% and unemployment rose to 25% (Boom). In the early 1930’s the Dustbowl hit the Midwestern and Southern plains (Boom). The five major states affected by the Dustbowl were Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Nevada. Over several years of bad agricultural practices and severe droughts to the Great Plains the region began to plummet.
Also depression were such industries as coal mining, railroad, and textile thought the 1920. U.S bank had failed an average of 600 per years had thousand of other business firm. By 1928 the construction boom was one. The rise in price on the stock market from 1924 to 1929 bare little relation to actual economic conditions. In fact the boom in the stock market and in real estate, along with the expansion in credit and high profit for a few industries, concealed basic problem.
Miners primed up tents outside of the primal mining camps, which were ambient to where they were hunting for gold. In the first ten years of the Gold Rush, more than five-hundred mining camps were launched. Sometimes these camps would quickly develop into towns known as “boomtowns”. Cities located in both San Francisco and Columbia are two instances of where boomtowns could be located during the gol... ... middle of paper ... ...12 million ounces of gold was mined during the gold rush (would be worth around $20 billion using todays prices). The autarkic, audacious spirit that is such a crucial part of California’s economy today is a lasting reflection of the great gold rush in 1849.