California During The Gold Rush Of 1849

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The Gold Rush of 1849-changed California forever. The influx of people from around the country and world created opportunities for many people. “For every famous story there were a thousand smaller stories of success” (Quinn Lynch). This meant that people struck it big and others had created a better life for themselves. Whether this better life was mining or owning a business in the booming cities. The Gold Rush created entrepreneurs like Levi Strauss and Henry Wells and William Fargo that were lucky enough to become famous off the Gold Rush without mining. The Rush also brought in many immigrants who shaped the culture and the way of life in California. The immigrants brought there sense of hard work, which made the cities grow and become
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