Letter From Truman | January 2018

Hi, Kids!

People have been using gold for thousands of years. This issue talks about gold in America – where to find it and how it changed our country. You can read about it in the “Connections” section.

Charles Christian Nahl was born in Germany, but he spent a lot of his adult life in America. He was an artist who became known for paintings that captured the spirit of the west and the lives of goldminers. Check out his story in the “Cultural Connections” section.

When people started moving west in search of gold, they brought with them different customs and ideas. Elk, which were abundant at the time, were hunted almost to extinction for food and for sport. Read more about it in the “Wildville” section.

What would you do if you found a nugget of gold?


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