California Gold Mining System

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The gold mining system was a big part of the California state economy. Many called it the "Mountain of Gold”. Mining California was such a huge career for some people but, others who were not fit for the job found other ways to make a living. The Sierras was the center of the gold mines. The area even had a great environment for the people. California black walnut, oaks, sycamores, even the air was fresher which the miners benefited off of. By the mid 1850s, the state's farms had issues with the difficulties of wheat. Ranches had flourished by the 1860. There were a lot of problems with distributing the goods to the east since there was no railway. In 1850, a new California legislature adopted a Foreign Miners License Law was charging everyone
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