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An 1857 account of the gold discovery, written by John Sutter, is found at What must a reader keep in mind when studying historical events from a first-person account? How does a historian test the reliability of the writer?
Regional environmental devastation was a serious consequence of the Gold Rush. Learn about the specific negative aspects of gold mining at What was the impact of the Gold Rush on Indians?
Find out about how women fared in the gold rush at How did they make money, and how have historians discovered their stories?

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