- Question:-How was the Alaska Gold Rush similar to and different from the California Gold Rush?
I need help with two questions about the Alaska Gold Rush. I just really really don't understand it at all.
1. How was the Alaska Gold Rush similar to and different from the California Gold Rush?
2. What were conditions like for settlers in Alaska? How did they adapt to the new environment?
Thanks you guys so much!
That's not all of my homework. That's just the two questions out of 15 that I didn't understand.
But thank you anyways.
Answer:-Similarities - Both Alaskan Natives and California Natives were attacked, slaughtered and pushed off of their lands by travelers.
Differences - Alaska Gold Rush was more significant because there were very few people that left with less than $5,000... some even became millionaires! Also, Alaska's gold is still being mined! In fact, my grandfather and family still run a wealthy gold mine every summer.
In California most travelers left with very little more money than they arrived with.
However I'm not going to do all your homework! Do some research you'll appreciate American History more! Have a good day!
- Question:-How was the Alaska Gold Rush similar to AND different from the California Gold Rush?
How was the Alaska Gold Rush similar to AND different from the California Gold Rush?
Answer:-They both set off large migrations of many nationalities to each of the territories (both were US territories at the time).
Both established many new towns AK: Juneau (state capital), Hope, Girdwood, Nome, Iditarod, Eagle, Circle, Fairbanks, etc. CA: Sacramento (capital), Angel's Camp, Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Sonora, Chinese Camp, etc, etc.
The CA rush resulted in statehood. It did not in AK.
Both states continue to mine gold commercially to the present day (although the small-scale mining played out in a few years in each state).
Both could be accessed by sailing ship and then by overland travel. Although some people went overland across the US plains to CA. However there were steam ships by the time of the Alaska gold rushes so word got out quicker and communications were quicker and more frequent.
The CA GR was one rush for one geologic formation (around 1,500 feet elevation in the Sierra Nevada foothills). The AK GRs were in multiple settings, different towns, different geologies. In the black sand beaches of Nome, washed out into the Yukon River, placer finds in various streams and hard-rock mines in other areas like Juneau.
They never had to thaw the ground in CA to dig for ore.
Frontier towns popped up quicky and disappeared as quickly in both AK and CA. Towns could go from nothing to 25,000 in a few weeks and back to a few hundred a few months later if the gold played out quickly.
There were some telegraph service in Alaska around 1900. None in CA in 1850.
No one used dog sleds for travel in CA.
The CA GR ultimately resulted in the extinction, in state, of the grizzly bear. Market hunting in Alaska killed off the Musk Ox (since reintroduced from Europe).
While gold brought Europeans / white Americans to each territory in large numbers for the first time, many stayed on for the other resources. Mining, timber and especially farming in CA. Mining, timber and especially fishing in AK. Later oil in each state, but that was 55-60 years later in each place.
- Question:-what percent of travelers in the alaska gold rush actually got gold?
I'm doing a report on the Alaska gold rush, if you can help please do!
Answer:-There was an increase in population of over 30,000 people.
4 thousand found gold, but only 400 found it in any quantity to speak of-I dont know how many natives of Alaska also took part in the hunt, but I would guess a pretty large percentage of them did--hope this helps a little.
- Question:-What impact did the Alaska Gold Rush have on the economy of the early Pacific Northwest?
What impact did the Alaska Gold Rush have on the economy of the early Pacific Northwest?
Answer:-The Pacific Northwest was a staging area, which means that all the ships and supplies came from there. People came to Seattle, spent money, bought supplies, got on a boat and headed north. The first gold rush was in Canada, but people got there through the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska. After all the gold claims were taken, people went down the Yukon River into Alaska, or traveled by boat to the mouth of the Yukon River and went upstream.
Try this link to the web site of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. http://www.nps.gov/klgo/
- Question:-how was the Alaska Gold Rush similar to and different from the California Gold Rush?
how was the Alaska Gold Rush similar to and different from the California Gold Rush?
Answer:-Ok, this is going to sound... obvious, but they differed because they were in different states, similar because they were all looking for the same thing: GOLD. Alaska was much more difficult to get in & out of than California, much harder to recover the gold.
- Question:-Where can i see GOld rush alaska last episode That aired 2/18/11?
Where can i see GOld rush alaska last episode That aired 2/18/11 I feel asleep so i really need help finding it!
- Question:-How did the alaska gold rush..?
What is the legacy from the Alaska gold rush?
Answer:-People moved there, some stayed, it became a state!
- Question:-what was the first gold rush for Alaska?
well, everyones talking about the Klondike Gold rush, was this the first major Gold rush for Alaska/Canada or whatever.
if not, what was the first Gold rush that sent people from all over to Alaska?
thanks alot : )
Answer:-I believe this is the one, 1898.
The first gold rush was to California in 1848.
- Question:-How much gold did they guys from "Gold Rush Alaska" end up with?
I'm sure that info had to of been leaked by now. I couldn't find anything on the web. Does anybody have the inside scoop?
Answer:-I read online somewhere that they only found 16oz of gold. Who knows how much they made from the show though.
- Question:-Where can I find Discovery's Gold Rush Alaska Episode 7 full episode?
I see Amazon has the episodes, but they are yet to update and I do not see full episodes on Hulu.
Answer:-go to youtube, not the best quality but the users name is DrRonPaul2012 he has all them, im wathcing part 10.