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forty-niners

participants in California gold rush of 1849. [Am. Hist.: LLEI, I: 270]
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Forty-niners eagerly commissioned views of mining claims and boomtowns or sat for portraits in rough frontier clothing, bristling with weapons.
of North Pole no longer appears as a New Forty-Niner because it was acquired by Arctic Slope Regional Corp.
The 6,000-employee figure used in the New Forty-Niner listing is an annual average for all Veco operations.
Due to a more stable economy this year, 1990's New Forty-Niner list is expected to reflect higher revenues for most firms.
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.
The exploits of the legendary conquistadores, the Forty-Niners, the adventurers in numerous gold rushes in history, not to forget the swarm of gold seekers at our own Mount Diwalwal, are incontestable proof of how madly in love man is with gold and how any attempt to stymie his romancing the yellow treasure is simply an exercise in futility.