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SummaryEdit

Nickname for prospectors during the Goldrush.

Exact DefinitionEdit

Prospectors that went to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. They arrived relatively early, in 1849, hence the 49 name. Population of CA increased by an estimated 86,000.

ImportanceEdit

Reinforced the idea of Manifest Destiny where America was destined to span from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

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