Those who flocked to California in 1849 in search of gold, which had been discovered there in 1848. Reportedly, there were about eighty thousand of them.
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It was the same allurement which drew the "forty-niners" to California, and in 1897 the gold-seekers to the Canadian Klondyke.The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century|Clarence Henry Haring
Such was life in California in the days of the Forty-niners.
Min was exactly the type of girl to fit into the story of The 123 Forty-Niners.Ruth Fielding In the Saddle|Alice B. Emerson
He has mined and been in the wild life known only to the few remaining "forty-niners."A Little Girl of Long Ago|Amanda Millie Douglas
He was very enterprising and generous, a prominent figure with the "Forty-niners."