Sticking with the Miner Theme… and GOLD MINERS hold it down for a number of reasons. The Great Gold Rush of California began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. The gold-seekers, called “forty-niners” (as a reference to 1849), often faced substantial hardships on the trip. While most of the newly arrived were Americans, the Gold Rush attracted tens of thousands from Latin America, Europe, Australia, and China.
The effects of the Gold Rush were substantial. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boomtown of about 36,000 by 1852. Roads, churches, schools and other towns were built throughout California. In 1849 a state constitution was written, a governor and legislature chosen and California became a statin 1850 as part of the Compromise of 1850 which divided possible US territories into free and slave states.
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