The Forty-Niners - 397 Words
By 1849, the gold rush was on. Strangers from all parts of the earth East, Europe, Latin America, and Asia were thrown together with only one common of interest, GOLD. These early gold-seekers, called "forty-niners," traveled to California by sailing ship and in covered wagons across the continent, often facing substantial hardships on the trip. People caught "Gold Fever" in the hope of striking it rich. Many gold seekers arrived expecting to find rivers overflowing with...
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