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09/03/1842 The first documented discovery of gold in California

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Today in History: Gold discovered in California (1842)

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The Gold Rush | California History [ep.5]

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California's First Gold Rush 1842

Rancho San Francisco is located in northwestern LA County and eastern Ventura County. According to documented history, Francisco Lopez found gold there, after he had a dream of floating on a pool of gold when he took a rest under an oak tree. The event started a small gold rush, with around 2,000 people mining for it.
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