Until gold was discovered by James Marshall, California was a far-off land and San Francisco a shantytown. But once the world heard of the gold strikes, America was on the move! This essay on how the California gold rush really did change the face of America is for anyone whose feet get itchy just thinking of what those days must have been like. The author is a long-time history buff and Amazon best-selling author. When not writing about history she spends as much time as she can walking in history's footsteps.
Love hearing about the people and events who "made" history? Then grab your copy of Today in History: The September Edition and enjoy an evening of little-known tales from around-the-world. Discover what Grandma Moses said she would have done if she hadn't become a painter (9/7), why Alexander Hamilton could never have run for President (9/11), the Minister to Russia who did become President (9/22) and much, much more!
Discover the strange life of Mary Shelley (8/30), the optical illusion of Goldy Goldsmith's curveball (8/16), the reason Robert E. Lee tendered his resignation to Jefferson Davis (8/8), and much, much more! Today in History - The August Edition contains 31 fascinating stories about the people, places, and events that shaped our world . . . making it short enough to be listened to in a relaxing evening at home or on the road.
In Today in History, The July Edition you'll meet some familiar faces along with the unknowns whose beliefs and actions may just surprise you! While many people love reading about the past, few have the time to dig deep enough to find the fascinating tales and interesting facts about the movers and shakers of the past.