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You are a man from New York. You heard the news about the California Gold Rush. You left your family and headed west where you have been searching for gold for a while. You are to write a personal journal entry about your experiences. ◦Your idea of the American Dream and your plan for the future ◦How hard your journey was from New York and who and what you left behind and why ◦What your daily life is like (Is it hard? Easy? Why?) ◦Mention everyday supplies and the prices that things cost ◦Discuss the mining camp where you are and the impact it has on you and your daily life

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  1. anonymous
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    “Forty-niners rushed to California with visions of gilded promise, but they discovered a harsh reality. Life in the gold fields exposed the miner to loneliness and homesickness, isolation and physical danger, bad food and illness, and even death. More than anything, mining was hard work. Fortune might be right around the corner, but so too was failure. The promises and commitments to remain faithful in body and spirit to families left behind were constantly tested by the struggles and temptations of the moment. Miners responded to these challenges with humor, resiliency, and sometimes despair. "Escape" from the realities of their conditions might be found in correspondence with home, in community with fellow miners, at a gambling table, Saturday Night in the Minesor in a bottle of whiskey. The temptations of Saturday night were inevitably followed by the chores and rituals of Sunday morning, as miners contrived to create a semblance of community out of life in the mines." http://explore.museumca.org/goldrush/fever12.html I'm not going to write it for you, but here is what the lifestyle was like in California during the Gold Rush. I really hope this helps! :)

  2. anonymous
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    ok thank I finish my work but thank u do LOL

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