On Jan. 24, 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter's Creek, California, influencing the rapid migration that would precede the institution of California as a state in 1850. Settlers came from all over, including a large population from Asia, thus intensifying the debate over immigration in the rapidly expanding nation.
Today In History- January 24
Gold discovered at Sutter's Creek.
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California Gold Rush begins with important discovery.
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