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Gold Rush headline

3.1 One of the many headlines that helped spark the California Gold Rush of 1849 White and Chinese Forty-niners

3.2 White and Chinese miners hoping to strike it rich during the California Gold Rush at Auburn Ravine in 1852
William Swain

3.3 William Swain, whose letters and journals of his adventures as a Forty-niner form one of the most vivid accounts of the California Gold Rush Sabrina Swain

3.4 Sabrina Swain, whose letters to her Forty-niner husband, William, provide a home-based perspective on the California Gold Rush
Letter by William Swain

3.5 Letter dated July 4, 1849, from William Swain to his wife, Sabrina Envelope addressed to William Swain

3.6 Envelope addressed to William Swain in California by his wife, Sabrina
Kit Carson

3.7 Legendary scout and mountain man, Kit Carson, in his later years San Francisco at the start of the Gold Rush

3.8 A view of San Francisco near the start of the Gold Rush
Map showing land division of Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851

3.9 Map drawn by Father Pierre de Smet to clarify the division of lands among the Plains tribes negotiated in the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851    

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