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gold california

Forty-Niners, name given to those who flooded into California following the gold strike of 1848. News of the gold discovery by James Marshall at Slitter's Mill started a migration from all over the world. By the end of 1849 California's population had swelled from 20,000 to over 107,000.

See also: Gold Rush.

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