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forty-niners

participants in California gold rush of 1849. [Am. Hist.: LLEI, I: 270]
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He became fascinated with the lost forty-niners after a 1989 backpacking expedition from Badwater in Death Valley to the top of Mount Whitney.
A forty-niner simply walked into a studio and commissioned a portrait or view.
Although some five thousand forty-niners traveled the Southern Route, it was never a direct route to the goldfields, and reports of heat and desert terrain further discouraged later Argonauts who might have tried it.
There were wine grapes grown in these foothills as early as the 1850s," he notes, "selling to the forty-niners roaming these hills in search of gold.
The Forty-Niners - 49 regulars at Cardiff'sEly Conservative Club - collected a winning cheque for pounds 2,436.
San Francisco's Forty-Niners have released plans for their new $575 million stadium, which happens to include a $100 million donation from the city.
Our 1990 and sixth New Forty-Niners report identifying the 49 largest revenue producers among Alaskan-owned, Alaska-based firms continues the tale of a more encouraging business climate.
Back in the days when forty-niners were miners, the gold bug drove folks mad for the motherlode.
As wind energy becomes a more competitive option for generating electricity, modern day prospectors hunt for productive wind sites the way forty-niners used to hunt for gold.
A former high school substitute teacher, Freeman, 58, became fascinated with the lost forty-niners after a 1989 backpacking exped Badwater in Death Valley to the top of Mount Whitney.
As forty-niners rushed to California, those argonauts who followed the southern route had to travel through Yuma, ferrying across the river here to reach the Golden State.