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  • 1 decade ago
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    Gold miners of the 1849 gold rush in the California mountains. Many peole abandoned everything they had out east and braved the wilderness of the mid-west and the dessert southwest in order to look for gold in "them thar hills." Most of the people that went came up empty but hundreds of gold prospectors tried their luck. Some would find a few shavings of gold in their pans as they worked all day sifting thru the waters of the mountain springs, but most got a big ZERO. A few did manage to find some actual gold nuggets and retire for life on them. The few stories of success was what spurred the Gold Rush of 1849.

    Source(s): I don't know my source but I remember the story. Is that strange?
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  • Big C
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Depends, They were the gold diggers or seekers in California in the 1800s in reference to 1849 or the USA Football team the San Francisco 49ers or two people in the 69 position with the second person 2 short of a full six. lol

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  • nomad
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    It was connected with the group of people who lost their life in a

    valley 76M below sea level, today known as Death valley.

    Some member of a group of gold prospector has lost their life while travelling through the death valley in 1849. The survivers including some relatives of the dead who had taken different route, has formed

    an association called 49's club. And it still exists today. There is

    a museum about the history of the gold prospecters in Death Vally - California.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It refers to gold miners in the year 1849.

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  • 1 decade ago

    during the gold rush of the 1800's they where know as 49re's 1849. panning for gold....also a football team San fran.....

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  • OC
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Also, San Francisco's (not San Diego!) football team/

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    People who panned and mined gold during the gold rush.

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  • 1 decade ago

    its what the guys above me said and its also a football team in san diego.

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