History in a Nutshell

The California Gold Rush

Season 2 Episode 4 | 14m 40s | Video has closed captioning.

January 24, 1848 started out as a typical work day for carpenter James W. Marshall. While digging a channel for a sawmill, he noticed gold nuggets in the water below him. Little did he know that his discovery would cause one of the largest mass movements of human beings in world history, and fast track California to become a state in 1850. Learn how the California Gold Rush transformed the west!

Aired: 03/03/23

Rating: NR

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History in a Nutshell is a local public television program presented by SCETV.