Picture it: The year is 1849 and you hear the news that there is Gold in the California hills. You must get in on this action! Who would be crazy enough to miss the opportunity to get filthy rich just by doing a little digging? You pack your bags and start your voyage to California.
What would it have been like to travel by land or over the sea to California in search of gold?
Use the information you find on the websites below to compare and contrast the voyages of those brave men, women, and children who traveled thousands of miles to our great state of California.
The Huntington Library Gold Rush Game Here's a fun interactive site where you can pretend to join a child traveling to California either by sea or over land.
Please do this only after you have done most of your research.