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Summary: The story of a goldmining boom town centering on the work-and-play partnership of two miners and the wife they share.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Video 2001

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2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS PAI

Yep, Laurence.

Summary: A young Chinese boy nicknamed Runt records his experiences in a journal as he travels from southern China to California in 1852 to join his uncle during the Gold Rush.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2000

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Kalman, Bobbie

Summary: Describes the lure of gold that drew both men and women west and discusses how they lived, the difficulties they faced, the impact of the gold rush on Native Americans, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 1999

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 338.2741 KAL

Onsgard, Bethany

Summary: Have you ever wondered what life was like for miners and their families during the California Gold Rush? Learn about what their days consisted of, what they ate and wore, and more! Primary sources with accompanying questions, multiple prompts, A Day in the Life section, index, and glossary also included.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979 ONS

Raum, Elizabeth.

Summary: "Describes the events of the nineteenth century California gold rush. Reader's choices reveal historical details of how miners traveled, how they looked for gold, and their impact on California's history"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC YOU

Dunn, Joeming W.

Summary: Tells of the discovery of gold at John Sutter's mill and how it changed California.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC DUN

Benoit, Peter

Summary: Discusses the details of the California Gold Rush, from the miner's daily lives to the methods they used to pan for gold.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 979.404 BEN

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.404 BEN

Walker, Paul Robert.

Summary: Investigates life during the California gold rush that began in 1849 and the events that led to the settlement of the state, and examines the Klondike stampede of 1896 and the development of other forms of mining.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kingfisher 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.404 WAL

Collins, Terry (Terry Lee)

Summary: "In graphic novel format, follows the adventures of Nickolas Flux as he travels back in time and must survive the California Gold Rush"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 COL

Seidman, Laurence I.

Summary: Traces the history of the gold rush in California and discusses its impact on the development of that state.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf : distributed by Random House 1976

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Summary: Bait: A tale of deception and seduction, directed by and starring Hugo Haas features three people searching for a lost gold mine: the dangerous Marko, young miner Ray and the comely Peggy. As Marko and Ray search for the mine, Peggy arrives, stirring Ray's passion and igniting Marko's suspicion. As months pass, the three find themselves closing in on the mine, but the tension between them is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Blumberg, Rhoda.

Summary: Describes the emigration of people from the East Coast of the United States and from foreign countries to California to pursue the dream of discovering gold.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bradbury Press 1989

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 979.404 BLU

McNeer, May

Summary: Traces the history of the gold rush in California including anecdotes about legendary characters and fabulous "strikes" of the mining camps.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1987

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 979.4 MCN

Schanzer, Rosalyn.

Summary: Uses lighthearted illustrations and excerpts from letters, journals, and newspaper articles to relate the story of the California Gold Rush of 1848.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 1999

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 979.4 Schan

Summary: Rush to California after the 1848 gold discovery alongside thousands of hopeful men and women. Meet news reporters, English gentry, miners, morticians, marriage brokers, bankers, fugitives, preachers, imposters, trail guides, map makers, cooks, missionaries, town builders, soiled doves, and more people who take advantage of the opportunities to make their fortunes in places where the population...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barbour Books, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc. 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAL

Brands, H. W.

Summary: In this richly detailed, panoramic saga, the acclaimed author of "The First American" brings to life the human dramas and commercial imperatives that spurred the California gold rush, and illuminates their lasting impact on the American landscape.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.4 BRA

Allende, Isabel.

Summary: "Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of ValparaIso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate JoaquIn Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. By 1849, Chileans of every stripe have fallen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

Wheeler, Richard S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 1996

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Allende, Isabel.

Contents: Una trama de una saga familiar, ambientada en la mitad del siglo XIX, y que viaja entre Chile y California a causa de la fiebre del oro. Sus personajes viajan entre la narracion de Allende, para posarse poco a poco en la retina del lector.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perennial 1999

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Gregory, Kristiana.

Summary: A diary account of fourteen-year-old Susanna Fairchild's life in 1849, when her father succumbs to gold fever on the way to establish his medical practice in Oregon after losing his wife and money on their steamship journey from New York. Includes a historical note.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2001

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y DA 21

Holliday, J. S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 1981

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.4 HOL

Avi

Summary: While her father mines for gold in 1848 San Francisco, Tory embarks on a search for her kidnapped brother among Rotten Row's hundreds of abandoned ships.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC AVI

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Avi 2020

Richards, Leonard L.

Summary: It has always been understood that the 1848 discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada influenced the battle over the admission of California to the Union. Now, historian Richards makes clear the links between the Gold Rush and many of the regional crises in the lead-up to the Civil War. Richards explains how Southerners envisioned California as a new market for slaves, only to be frustrated by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.4 Richards

Summary: Hollywood legend Clark Gable stars in this soaring adaptation of the celebrated Jack London novel. Jack Thornton is a prospector who travels the Yukon in search of gold. When Jack buys Buck, a strong and loyal sled dog with part-wolf ancestry, their thrilling adventure through the Alaskan wilderness begins.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DRAMA CAL
1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA CAL

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