On January 24, 1848, James Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. Over the next two years, the new United States territory of California undergoes a massive transition from sparsely-settled wilderness to thriving statehood. How would history have been different if there had been no discovery and subsequent “California Gold Rush”?
Host: Don Shelly
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Music Clip: “All The Gold in California” by Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brother’s Band (1979)
Theme Music: Conquer by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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