Obviously, because there was gold there and they wanted some of it. This was augmented by the fad like nature of the Gold Rush. Many people were attracted by the "everyone is doing it" aspect.
While a few people got rich by finding gold, but more people got rich by selling supplies to the ones looking for it.
The thought of getting rich did attract many, but another big reason was the chance for freedom. California wasn't yet a state and laws weren't particularly enforced. There was no established society except for those of the Native Americans, so people could basically create their own.
The discovery of gold in California in 1849 attracted thousands of settlers seeking to make their fortune by finding gold.
300,000 people migrated to California for the gold rush.
many people mover to a part of California that gold was found
300,000 men, women and children came to California for gold
After gold was discovered in California, many people decided to become forty-niners, or people who went to California to find gold, starting in 1849.
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Wealth and power in a time when that was scarce.
The gold Rush had attracted many people to migrate and to come to California in 1848 and 1849. THE GOLD RUSH
It was important because many people really wanted money so many people hurried over to California hoping for the least bit of gold.
In 1848, gold was found in California. by 1849, the news of this gold discovery sent many people from the East to travel to California to seek their fortunes in gold mining. The Gold Rush helped to populate California.
The California Gold Rush ended in 1855. However, many people still search for gold in California hoping to strike it rich.
The gold rush occured when gold was discovered in northern California. Seeking the wealth and money that gold can bring, many people traveled to California to dig up the gold. After a while, and as more and more people traveled, the gold supply lowered, and traveling to California was less popular. ok
As many as 300,000 people traveled to California during the gold rush (1848-1855), but it is largely estimated that only 10% of that number actually stayed in California as residents.
many more people moved to california and people who found gold became rich people who didnt became very dissapointed hope that helps
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No, not usually at least. Not many people search for gold in California. Although many people still come to California to go sight seeing. Tourists love the Golden Gate Bridge, The Hollywood sign and many other things.
Many, Many different routes.
The gold rush
The California Gold Rush and the free land and to become ritch