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forty-niners

participants in California gold rush of 1849. [Am. Hist.: LLEI, I: 270]
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Horrendously lost, seeking a shortcut to the California gold fields, the forty-niners had blundered into North America's lowest, hottest and driest desert, then spent 32 days staggering out.
The 6,000-employee figure used in the New Forty-Niner listing is an annual average for all Veco operations.
The New Forty-Niners are for-profit companies headquartered in Alaska and owned - at least 51 percent by Alaska residents.
The firm made its debut in Alaska Business Monthly's 1986 New Forty-Niner issue ranking the largest Alaskan-owned, Alaska-based businesses according to 1985 revenues.
75 in pre-1849 gold and silver coins, a flintlock pistol, bowls, a shawl, a locket, a hymnal, law books and a letter signed with the name of William Robinson, one of the lost forty-niners, who died 200 miles away and 26 days after the date on the letter.
Three of the New Forty-Niners are heavily or solely involved in the seafood industry.
This agreement is an extension of the six-month interim sponsorship agreement signed September 1995 with the Forty-Niners.
Edwards Air Force Base lies on part of the route the forty-niners trudged, Freeman said, and his party had arranged to cross the base Sunday.
Entertainment Schedule for the Forty-niners Celebration
During five years of researching the forty-niner route, I have asked the Air Force, always with courtesy and deference, to provide our team access to important forty-niner sites inside the base.
30, 1995--To celebrate the Forty-Niners historic trip to the winners' circle in Super Bowl XXIX, Southwest Airlines is offering one-way $49 fares between Oakland International Airport and any of its 12 nonstop destinations.