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Normal Brave prince נסיך אמיץ
amitz_nasi #conquerorofcalifornia

#JohnCFremont with his about 30 U.S. Army Cartographers, etc. and 30 scouts and hunters turned around and headed back to California where he helped Fremont take over command of 14 June 1846 #BearFlagRevolt of California. When it became clear that the U.S. Navy was taking action to secure #Californiaflag the #BearFlag Revolt was converted into a U.S. military action

San Francisco Baynear #SanQuentin . Frémont ordered #kitCarson to execute the three men in revenge for the deaths of two Americans.Carson questioned the orders. At first he asked Fremont if he should take the men prisoner. Frémont's plan was otherwise:*** "I have no use for prisoners, do your duty." **When Carson hesitated Frémont yelled, "Mr. Carson, your duty," to which Carson then complied by executing #JoseRBerreyesa and his nephews, Ramon and #FranciscoDeHaro, the nineteen-year-old twin sons of Francisco De Haro , the first Alcalde of San Francisco , near Richmond and present-day #SanRafael .

The execution of these popular #Californianos hindered Frémont's political career and prevented him from being the first American governor of California , a post he coveted

The #Fremont area grew rapidly at the time of the #CaliforniaGoldRush. A town called #MissionSanJose grew up around the old mission, with its own post office from 1850. Agriculture dominated the economy with grapes, nursery plants and olives as leading crops. In #1868 the 6.8-magnitude #Hayward earthquake on the Hayward Fault collapsed buildings throughout the Fremont area, ruining #MissionSanJosé and its outbuildings.  #California towns rapidly coming into U.S. control. #Stockton had three frigates with a crew of 480 each, three to four sloops with a crew of 200 men each plus three store ships at his disposal. The #Marines on his ships were used mostly to board or repel boarders or engage in close in ship to ship fighting and were trained in infantry tactics. The #USMarines and some sailors could be reassigned shore duties and while leaving the ships short handed but still functional. He looked to employ his reassigned 300-400 marines and blue-jacket sailors only where needed.
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Normal Dominic Mckenzie
dom_mckenzie #onthisdayillustrated December 5th, 1848: California Gold Rush. In a message to the United States Congress, U.S. President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California. #illustration #art #artistsoninstagram #uspresident #usa #president #congress #california #californiagoldrush #goldrush #speech
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Hudson Brave prince נסיך אמיץ
amitz_nasi The #CaliforniaGoldRush, starting in **1849, brought a large increase in the #transportation of #people from the #Atlantic to the #Pacific. #Steamships brought /gold seekers from #eastern #USports who trekked across the #isthmus by foot, horse, and later rail. On the Pacific side, they boarded /PacificMailSteamship Company vessels headed for #SanFrancisco.

#FerdinanddeLesseps, the man behind the#SuezCanal, started a Panama Canal Company in **1880 that went #bankrupt in **1889 in a scandal.

In 1902–4, the /UnitedStates #forced #Colombiato grant independence to the department of the isthmus, **bought the remaining assets of the /PanamaCanalCompany, and finished the canal in 1914***.
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unaclive Bodie abandoned mining town California

#bodie #goldrush #goldmining #californiagoldrush
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emmahanson89 Old abandoned mining town #wildwest #californiagoldrush #roadtrip 2mon

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pbrownrider CA Highway 49, Coloma, CA: California Gold Rush. Enough said on this beautiful, Fall Sunday ride. #49 #hwy49 #highway49 #itallwentdownhere #cagoldrush #californiagoldrush #pbrownrider 2mon

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Normal Sergio Carrillo
00surge Driving this truck home from South Carolina #thenewfrontier #californiagoldrush #roadtrip 2mon

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alchemikatt But during the #CaliforniaGoldRush, Gold was only one of many valuable resources being mined in #SouthernCalifornia. While searching for gold, #miners began pulling #pegmatites full of #museumquality #gems from the hills of #Riverside and #SanDiego Counties.
The discovery of pink #Tourmaline in the Mesa Grande area of San Diego was particularly lucrative, because the #Dowager Empress of China at that time happened to have an #obsession with it.
The trade of #pinktourmaline between southern #California and China was facilitated by the world-famous #TiffanyCo

The imperial court would place an order, and then #Tiffany gemologist J.L. Tannenbaum would commission miners in southern California to mine and ship the requested amount.
This process was repeated each time China placed an order until the end of the empire and death of the Empress in 1911. Between 1902 and 1910 San Diego provided imperial China with 120 tons of #gemquality pink tourmaline. In 1969 the #PalaStewartMine hit a new tourmaline adit and produced another ton of hot pink tourmaline before the mine sold in 1980.
#HimalayaMine #mineralspecimen #smokyquartz #pinktourmaline #crystallovers #gemology #geology #mineralogy #naturalhistorymuseum #thenat #sdnhm #gemstones #alchemikatt #allthatglitters
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alchemikatt Scales for weighing #GoldNuggets | Counterfeit #goldcoin checker. Size had to match the corresponding value.
#California is one of the few places in the world where #crystallized #Gold is found in significant amounts. Most gold is locked up in surrounding #rock, but in California, there was enough space in the rock for the gold crystals to grow, forming large #crystals.

#naturalhistorymuseum #sdnhm #thenat #mineralcollection #mineralshow #gemology #geology #gemstones #preciousstones #preciousmetals #minerals #rocksandminerals #alchemikatt #allthatglitters #museumgrade #oro #mineros #CaliforniaGoldRush #GoldRush #1800 #instacrystal #instarocks
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alchemikatt Mining began in California in the 1800s when the U.S. government encouraged westward expansion to survey the land for valuable resources. Ranchers, cowboys and pioneers settling into #SouthernCalifornia discovered #Gold in the hills east of #LosAngeles.
This was 1842, six years before the famous #CaliforniaGoldRush of 1848. Gold was actually found all over southern California, including our own town of Julian, but its relatively low yield ultimately had minimal impact on the region’s reputation as a #mineral -rich area. Southern California’s gold did not compete with the riches of the northern California #GoldRush.

#naturalhistorymuseum #mineralcollection #mineralogy #gemology #geology #minerals #mineralshow #allthatglitters #alchemikatt #crystalsofig #instacrystal #instarocks #rocksandminerals #crystals #gemstones #preciousstones #preciousmetals #metals #exposition #exhibition #oro #mineria #mineros
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