I am doing a report on the California gold rush and I can't seem to find ant research so can you tell me the story of the California gold rush?
A bazillion people do a bazillion things, and you expect to get it all in one story? That's silly. The Oatman family was trying to get to California when they were attacked by Apaches near Gila Bend, AZ. The Indians kept two girls alive and marched them across the desert to where Oatman, AZ is today, and then sold them to a tribe in the Mojave Valley in California. Only Olive survived the trip, and she was given to the army five years later because the tribe was afraid of an attack to free her. www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=oatman
A fellow named Ehrenberg was traveling to California but found himself low on money to pay for a ticket to be ferried across the river. But he did have some string, so he divided the desert into lots for a town and sold them to travelers. That is how the town of Ehrenberg, AZ came to be. Mr. Ehrenberg crossed the river and is forgotten, and his namesake town is now only one gas station.
You see what I mean? Multiply these examples by many thousands of people and it's just silly to think there is only one story.