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The North Carolina Gold Rush
Gold was discovered in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, in 1799, and within a few years, the North Carolina Gold Rush was on. Men arrived in the Piedmont to work in the mines, many of them from Cornwall in England. By Rebecca LewisReprinted by permission from Tar Heel Junior Historian 45, no. 2 (Spring 2006) copyright North Carolina Museum of History.