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  • The towns sprang up quickly during the California Rush of 1849. Miners and prospectors entered the state of Nevada and California in the search of gold.
  • Boom Towns and Ghost Towns
  • I can't wait to find the precious gold!!
  • *The term boomtown was used since this town instantly blew up with more and more people entering and mining to find gold.
  • The town began  to grow with the population and the industry.
  • These became boomtowns. Miners, merchants, etc.. began to build buildings around the mine sites. 
  • Once no more gold was found, these towns were abandoned and are now called Ghost Towns since no has been there in years.
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