american civil war

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    The First Discovery of Gold in California

    On March 9, 1842, six years before the start of the California Gold Rush, the first documented discovery of gold in California was made at Rancho San Francisco, in an area that is present-day Santa Clarita (not to be confused with present-day San Francisco). The actual documented date for the...
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    "Stars and Bars"

    On March 4, 1861, the Confederate States of America adopted its first national flag, often referred to as the "Stars and Bars." The design and layout of this first flag was very different from the more familiar "Stainless Banner," which is most commonly recognized as the Confederate flag today...