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Chapter 5, Lesson 3: The Rush for Gold (pp. 121-124)

I. The Rush Is On

II. By Land and Sea

    A. The journey to California by land presented dangers such as flooded rivers, burning deserts, and steep mountains.

    B. The gold seekers, also known as forty-niners, faced a stormy journey by sea.

    C. The Panama route that ran up the coast of Mexico to California was the fastest way, but also costly.

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