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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.

Gold Rush: The Discovery of America is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on December 31, 2015.

Gold Rush: The Discovery of America is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gold Rush: The Discovery of America on demand atAmazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play online.

Mill Creek Entertainment
1 Season, 5 Episodes
December 31, 2015
Documentary & Biography
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.