Interestingly enough, hundreds of thousands came during the time when there were claims of gold to be in those hills.
Those hills that John Sutter and anyone he was in business with Got a 2 year head start on all that would come after word got out in 1848.
Many ended up having no choice but to work for mining companies that already had operations in place, claims on all the land and no intent on letting anyone that wasn’t already rich, getting rich.
I present what I think is evidence that California’s State Capitol Building existed before they say it did
Have you looked in your area?
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