Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Georgia Gold Rush of 1828

The Georgia Gold Rush was the first significant gold rush in the United States. It started in 1828 in the present day Lumpkin County near county seat Dahlonega, and soon spread through the North Georgia mountains, following the Georgia Gold Belt. By the early 1840s, gold became harder to find. When gold was discovered in California in 1848 to start the California Gold Rush, many Georgia miners moved west.

The Georgia Gold Rush lead to the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and, ultimately, to the Trail of Tears.

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For more on its later aspects: Click Here.

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