If I Were a 49er: Gold Rush
I heard people talking about the Gold Rush at Sutter’s Mill, and I got interested. So I decided to go and try panning for gold. If it didn’t work out, I would sell tools for the miners.
So I got on a covered wagon and headed over there to California. When I got to Sutter’s Mill, I started panning for gold. The water was freezing! So I got on my knees and leaned over the water and scooped mud in my pan. Something shiny caught my eye! I shouted, “Gold!”
I wanted to see if I could find more, but it didn’t work. I started selling tools instead. I got rich and had a great time.