AncestorNews: Gold Rush Ancestors

By Nancy Hendrickson Premium
Was your ancestor a 49-er? In the two years following the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, 90,000 gold seekers poured into California. San Francisco, a tiny town of 900 in 1849, mushroomed to more than 5,000 by the following summer and 25,000 in the fall...
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