Gold Rush (Temporal Keyword)

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Disrupted Identities and Frontier Forts: Enlisted men and officers at Fort Lane, Oregon Territory, 1853-1855. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark A. Tveskov.

Frontiers are contingent and dynamic arenas for the negotiation, entrenchment, and innovation of identity.  The imposing materiality of fortifications and their prominence in colonial topographies make them ideal laboratories to examine this dynamic.  This paper presents the results of large scale excavations in 2011 and 2012 at the officers’ quarters and enlisted men's barracks at Fort Lane, a U.S. Army post used during the Rogue River Wars of southern Oregon from 1853 to 1855.  I consider how...

Go West Young Man...Woman and Child?: Investigating Shasta County's population during the Californian Gold Rush (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heidi A Shaw.

The gold rush brought many things to California, including statehood, wealth, and prominence, but most noticeabley it brought people.  Before the gold rush, California only boasted a population of 162,000 people, but by the end there were more than 380,000 people, the majority being immigrants from different states and countries.  The majority of the literature concerning the demographic flux of the gold rush is focused on the area known as the Mother Lode, where gold was initially discovered....

Low-cost System for Image-Based 3D Documentation in Archaeology (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nazih Fino.

The paper presents an image-based scene reconstruction algorithm for the 3D documentation of a lighter boat from the Gold Rush Era. It follows the structure-from-motion approach and uses low-cost equipment that is part of the standard documentation procedure at an archaeological site---a digital camera and a total station. Points measured with the total station are used to transform the model into the projected coordinate systems used at the excavation site such that measuring and...

The Rise of Global Markets in Gold Rush San Francisco (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ellis B. Powelson.

When the discovery of gold in California was announced to the world, San Francisco almost instantly became the focal point of global activity. A steady flow of ships sailed to the fledgling city, carrying immigrants from ports as far-flung as Hong Kong, Valparaiso, London, and virtually every major entrepot on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Flooding into the city with these new arrivals was a vast assortment of commercial goods. Raw materials such as hardware and building supplies,...