California

California!

California, the Golden State. It was the discovery of gold there in the late 1840s that started a mass migration across the North American continent and indeed, across the world. This migration eventually enabled the "sea to shining sea" development of the United States. This set covers some of the highlights of the Golden State, including the Gold Rush and the fantastic landscape.

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(9) Passages included in this Reading Set:

1/9 Passages in this Set

Primary Source: Gold in California!

from "Trenton State Gazette" (New Jersey) September 16, 1848

The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in Californ...

514 Words, 4th-8th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary
2/9 Passages in this Set

The Gold Rush: Rise of the Golden State

by RV Staff Writer J.C.H.

Gold! That was the cry in 1849 as the world began to...

453 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Summary
3/9 Passages in this Set

To the Golden Gates

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

Robert Louis Stevenson traveled across the United St...

572 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language
4/9 Passages in this Set

The Wild Parks and Forest Reservations of the West

by John Muir from Our National Parks

Chapter I passage: John Muir was a noted naturalist ...

334 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea
5/9 Passages in this Set

Through the Foothills with a Flock of Sheep

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter I passage: John Muir was founder of the Sier...

6/9 Passages in this Set

In Camp on the North Fork of the Merced

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter II passage: John Muir, founder of the Sierra...

866 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea
7/9 Passages in this Set

A Bread Famine

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter III passage: Founder of the Sierra Club, not...

393 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary
8/9 Passages in this Set

To the High Mountains

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter IV passage: John Muir, famed naturalist and ...

853 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary
9/9 Passages in this Set

The Yosemite

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter V passage: After arriving in California in 1...

925 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary