Type
Word Search
Description

gold rush
iron pyrite
panning Levi Strauss
California
boomtown
sam brannan
john sutter
entrepreneur
gold fever
eureka!
gold country
old timers
forty niners
miners
rush
gold
mining

California Gold Rush Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

He was the first to find gold James Marshall
The news of gold saturated the country, people from near and far traveled in search of tapping into the riches of gold! People left high paying jobs to mine for gold, it eventually became known as…. Gold Fever
The easiest way to discover gold in the sand panning
Name for the people who panned for gold Gold prospectors
Long wooden frames used for searching through large amounts of gravel and soil sluices
What percent of the miners were men 97
These were used for shelter by the minors tents
A disease that spread from the dirty water and living conditions. cholera
This man’s entrepreneurial path started by selling canvas tents to the prospectors. This then led to a hired seamstress to help miners sew knees of pants that had worn out from a hard days work. The canvas was switched to denim. Levi Strauss
How much gold was harvested by 1960 in California 500 million
State where THIS gold rush took place California
What year did the California gold rush take place? 1848
Conflict arose with the _____ when the settlers approached California Native Americans
People who went to California looking for Gold in 1849 FortyNiners
These grew near all the major mining sites. Eventually a bunch of restaurants, hotels, and other places were built in order to accommodate the miners. Boom Towns
Where gold was first discovered in 1848; marked the beginning of the Gold Rush Sutters Mill
Steamships and railroads were used as _______ during the gold rush Transportation
What two things were miners forced to create when they arrived in California Laws and government
What could a miner do if he felt mistreated by a group of miners? Call camp meeting
A large migration of people to a newly discovered gold field gold rush
A soft yellow malleable ductile metallic element that California miners were in search for gold
Who was the president of America during the California gold rush? James Polk
The act of searching for precious minerals in the earth mining
A seam-like deposit containing metallic ore Iode
A lump or mass of gold nugget
A descriptive phrase used by a miner who strikes gold paydirt
The first migrants to arrive were those from lands accessible by _____. Boat
The Gold Rush undoubtedly sped up California’s admission to the Union as the ___state. 31
By the end of the decade, California’s population was_______. 380000
California officially became a US state because of what compromise? Compromise of 1850

California Gold Rush Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the main vein of ore in a deposit motherlode
sawmill where gold was found, beginning the gold rush Sutters Mill
the act of extracting ores or coal from the Earth mining
town in California where gold was first found Coloma
area that undergoes rapid economic and population growth Boomtown
gold rush participant Fortyniner
seizing another's claim of land, especially for mineral rights claimjumping
one of the most valuable minerals gold
the person who discovered gold in California James Marshall
a cry of joy or satisfaction when one discovers something eureka
31st State in the US California
container used to separate gravel from gold pan

California Gold Rush Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Sutter's Mill was located here COLOMA
The man who first found gold at Sutter's Mill was James ____________. MARSHALL
City that exploded in population during the Gold Rush SANFRANCISCO
Nickname for a small city that explodes in population BOOMTOWN
These pants were popular among miners because they were tough LEVIS
Nickname for those who rushed to California when gold was discovered 49ERS
Year gold was discovered 1848
Gold sinks to the bottom of a mining pan because it's ___________ than sand and rocks. HEAVIER
You'd be worth $2 million if you were made of gold and weighed 80 ________. POUNDS
Sam ________________ ran around telling everyone that gold had been discovered at Sutter's Mill. BRANNAN
Gold was discovered 50 miles from _______________. SACRAMENTO
A person who starts his or her own business is called an ______________. ENTREPRENEUR

Gold Rush Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Alluvial
Bathurst
Carat
Claim
Colony
Cradle
Digging
Discovery
Dredging
Eureka
Gold
Goldfever
Goldfields
Hargraves
Licence
Migrated
Miners
Nugget
Pan
Panning
Prospecting
Rich
Rush
Shaft
Squatter
Stockade
Wealth

Manifest Destiny - Westward Expansion Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Cherokee Nation
Louisiana
The Alamo
Gadsden Purchase
Sacagawea
Missouri River
Northwest Passage
Exploration
Californios
Mountain Men
Missionaries
Pioneer Women
California Gold Rush
Corps of Discovery
Indian Removal Act
Trail of Tears
Irrigation
Mexicanos
Forty-Niners
Mormons
Oregon Trail
Rancho
Legacy
Lewis And Clark
Mexican American War
Manifest Destiny
Annex
Diplomacy
Territory
Andrew Jackson

The Australian Gold Rush Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The ____________ Stockade Eureka
People that are from China Chinese
Type of mining tool sluice
People that came from other countries to Australia to mine for gold Migrants
Used to find Gold in creeks and rivers pan
Miners didn't want to ge caught without this Permit
People that found a lot of fortune were very lucky
Another name for a miner digger
The first person to find Gold Edward Hargraves
What miners slept in tents
They used ___________ to keep warm fires
If you got caught you would get a fine
tool used for digging shovel

Gold Rush Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

mines
goldrush
MarianoVallejo
Jamesmarshall
California
migration
forty-niner
nugget
tin
sluice
river
jug
Californio
camp
pan
miner
sawmill

Gold Rush Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

gold rush
sutters mill
placer mining
sluice
silt
pay dirt
riverbed
gold fever
immigrant
sonora
San Francisco
steamship
hydraulic
miner
mining
placer
prospector
California
tailrace
forty niner

Sovereign Hill, Gold Rush Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

ballarat
bushrangers
Chinese
convicts
crime
dangerous
democracy
digging
eureka
explosive
field
gold
gold fever
gold rush
grams
horse
immigrants
justice
luck
mineral
miners
mines
nugget
ounce
panning
police
pound
poverty
rock
shaft
sovereign hill
stockade
tents
wealth
weight
welcome stranger

Gold Rush Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

mining camp
squatter
river
john sutter
mercury
rocker
waterwheel
flume
sawmill
sutters mill
dry washing
sluice
prospector
panning
gold
forty niner
california
nugget
james marshall
miner