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The Gold Rush
J.D. Lloyd
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The Gold Rush (History Firsthand)

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The discovery of gold in California enticed many eastern Americans to leave their homes, their businesses, and even their families and rush westward with the dream of striking it rich. Their tales of hard traveling, exhausting work, and busted dreams illustrate the adventurous spirit and nai ve idealism that has become part of America's romantic past.
Hardcover, 221 pages
Published September 10th 2001 by Greenhaven Press
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