Posted on April 1, 2009 at 10:24am
In 1849 gold was discovered in the hills and mountains of California. What ensued was one of the most massive onslaughts of migration in U.S. history. People from as far away as the original 13 colonies, sold all and left all, to pursue a dream of get rich or die trying.
Homes were sold or auctioned off to procure the funds that would allow even the most domesticated of city dweller the opportunity to strike it rich in the untamed California wilderness. Covered wagons treked across the… Continue