the G.O.A.T. comic strip
In 1848, a man named James Marshall found Gold in a California creek.
I found Gold!
News of the Gold discovery spread across the country and in 1849, thousands of people, and thousands of families rushed to California. These people were known as "The 49ers."
To California we go!
Soon, thousands began to pan and mine for Gold.
Just got to keep panning...
Soon, mining towns began to shoot up near good mining spots. In the towns, goods were bought and traded. We now know that the merchants that would be in the towns got the most money overall, in the Gold Rush.
Eventually, the Gold was dug up and a lot of people left California. The towns near the mining sites were left abandoned. These abandoned places are also known as "Ghost Towns."
However, the 49ers left an important legacy because enough people stayed in California for California to become a state. Now, it is the largest state in the U.S.
THANK YOU 49ERS!!!
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