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The California gold rush took place in the days of the wild west, when thousands of people flocked to the area convinced that they would find gold and make their fortunes. This poem was written in 2009 by Paul Perro, inspired by a poem by Daniel Errico of www.freechildrenstories.com . It tells the story of the gold rush in a fun and exciting way, from the perspectives of the two people at the beginning of the story, James Marshall and John Sutter.
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