Thursday, August 16, 2018

Documenting your life with ADB Designs


Sometimes there is "gold in them there hills" and sometimes NOT. My latest collection is about the California Gold Rush of 1849 (and beyond).  While most of the newly arrived in the gold fields were Americans, the gold rush attracted thousands from Latin America, Europe, Australia, and China. Agriculture and ranching expanded throughout the state to meet the needs of the settlers. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boom town of about 36,000 by 1852. By 1870 San Francisco boasted a population of 150,000. Roads, churches, schools and other towns were built throughout California. In 1849 a state constitution was written. The new constitution was adopted by referendum vote, and the future state's interim first governor and legislature were chosen. In September, 1850, California became a state. Arguably, the Gold Rush changed our country substantially, by quickly bringing significant population to the Pacific coast and providing a period of recession free economic growth (1841-56).

Q78 (prompt)

Scrap about a family member who was an adventurer. [They did not have to participate in the California gold rush.] It takes a certain type of individual to leave family and friends behind and rush off to an uncertain future, but look hard enough and you will find one of those types in your family, I am sure of it.

Here is a page starter gift for you to help you get started, just click the preview to go to my store.

Here are the previews and some layouts from my Creative Team to provide inspiration. You will notice that the subject of many of the layouts is NOT about the gold rush; this a very versatile collection. 

Happy scrappin'

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