Find out more about the history of The Gold Rush of , including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on Videos · Speeches · Play video Fisherman's Wharf · San Francisco Cable Cars. Fan site of popular browser game The West. Characters, Inventory, Quests, Medals, Attributes, Jobs, Set items, NPC, Builds, Forts, Calculators, Duels, Buildings. The spark that ignited the gold rush occurred in May when Sam Brannan, on a German ship & set sail again on our journey to the Eldorado of the west.