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The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the Gold Rush, arguably one of the most significant events to shape American history during the first half of the 19th century. This captivating, new documentary series explores the stories of struggle and triumph of the thousands who risked everything for the pursuit of wealth and the illusive American Dream.

Mill Creek Entertainment
1 Season, 5 Episodes
December 31, 2015
Documentary & Biography
5.5/10
Cast: Coby Batty
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Gold Rush: The Discovery of America Full Episode Guide

  • As the Gold Rush draws to a close, other precious metals are discovered in the West.

  • The people attracted to gold mining helped shape California into a state of enterprise

  • Once the news of gold in California spreads, thousands take off to seek their fortunes.

  • When a few small nuggets are found it sets off a chain reaction of migration.

  • As t he westward expansion of America moves toward the Pacific, the stage is set for the Gold Rush.

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