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FC: SAN FRANCISCO AND THE GOLD RUSH
1: Now | Then | San Francisco! | What Happened?
2: Boomtowns | A Town with a sudden burst in population, and economy
3: THE GOLD RUSH | Sam Brannan Discovers Gold in River, 1847 'Gold! Gold! Gold from American River!' Published in Papers, 'Gold Discovered' Let The Gold Rush Begin!
4: James W. Marshall Discovers Gold, January 24th, 1848 in river bed Noticed Shiny specks
5: Miners During The Gold Rush Were Commonly Called 49'ers Because The Year Was 1849 | The Search For Gold Began As People Rushed Out West In Hope To Become Rich
6: Population Skyrockets! 1850 Population = 20,000+ 1960 Population = 60,000+ | But Why San Francisco!?
7: Offered A Port Surrounded by GOLD
8: Miners Were often attacked by Native Americans while mining
9: People Became rich from not only mining, but setting up shops in the city
10: Immigration News of Gold attracted people from around the world Joined The Quest For Gold After Civil War, many freed slaves went west to try and start a new life
11: With the Railroad, Mining gold and turning a profit became easier | RAILROADS! Completed at Promontory Point May 10th, 1869 | Quickly Transport goods to San Francisco Quickly bring people to city as well
12: By the late 1850's most of the thrill had ended, and the Gold Rush had ended And with it left the tremendous growth of San Francisco But the City still grew up to be what it is today
13: Even after the Gold Rush, we still see remains of the once hectic Boomtown known as San Francisco