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Gold Rush History: Partner, We're Rich!

Jack London Author Study
Gold Rush History: Partner, We're Rich (p. 171)

Use the Web sites below to complete the following activity.

Research the histories of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 and the California Gold Rush of 1849. Compare the two. Which one involved more people, was more dangerous, produced more gold, had the greater impact on the region? Prepare a report, including illustrations, to present to the class.

The Gold Rush http://www.isu.edu/ ~trinmich/ home.html
A comprehensive PBS site that explores the history and impact of the California Gold Rush. Also includes teacher resource materials.

Klondike Gold Rush http://www.alaska.net/ ~valdezak/ goldrush.html
The Valdez Visitors' Bureau offers information on the town's colorful history.

Gold Rush! California's Untold Stories http://www.museumca.org/ goldrush/
The Oakland Museum of California takes a look at Gold Fever.

The Gold Rush Trail http://www.goldrushtrail.org/
Take a virtual walk on San Francisco's Gold Rush Trail.

Letters from a '98er http://www.pbs.org/ wgbh/ amex/ gold/ greetings.html
Read letters from participants in the Klondike Gold Rush.