Gold Rush: The Discovery of America DVD
This five-part documentary series explores the Gold Rush - one of the most significant events in American history. When gold nuggets were discovered in the Sacramento Valley in 1848, thousands of prospective miners traveled by sea or across land to San Francisco. Before the rush, the population of the California territory was less than 1,000. By the end of 1849, the non-native population had reached a staggering 100,000. Two billion dollars’ worth of gold was extracted during the rush. Explore the stories of struggle and triumph in the pursuit of the American Dream.