The Journey to Gold Country
The year is 1849 and you have just received confirmation from President Polk that gold has been discovered in the mountains of California. Swarms of people are moving West to strike it rich, well hopefully.
Read aloud John S. Tatchin's 1852 Letter. Discuss the letter with a partner.
The letter was written from John Tatchin to his mother on December 27, 1852. Can you answer these questions after reading the letter:
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