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The 1849 California gold rush attracted Americans from all walks of life. Of course the first Americans involved were miners. As news of the gold discovery spread, people from US cities, and farmlands became gold miners. Thus California's population instantly grew in size and a good number of the new miners became rich, not all however.

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