QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About The Wild West?

What 1840s discovery in California made hundreds of thousands of people travel there?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The California Gold Rush began in January 1848 after a carpenter named James Marshall discovered gold at John Sutter’s lumber mill in Coloma. Hundreds of thousands of people went to the area hoping to strike it rich.
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What 1840s discovery in California made hundreds of thousands of people travel there?

  • Truffles
  • Silver
  • Oil
  • Gold
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