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forty-niners

participants in California gold rush of 1849. [Am. Hist.: LLEI, I: 270]
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Wilson prospered running hotels for forty-niners and spent the rest of her life in California.
Paglen notes that "like desert-crossing forty-niners tricked by mirages because they wanted to see water, it's easy to see what one wants to see when staring into the distant landscape." Visual data is subsumed by a point of view.
From photographs taken in the studio or in the mines in the Sierra foothills, it is possible to understand how forty-niners saw themselves and how they wished others to see them before and during their great adventure.
Tucked in the northwest corner of Nevada, the Black Rock Desert and High Rock Canyon look much the same as they did when the forty-niners journeyed through.
The miners who arrived there were called forty-niners. When the Alaska rush followed at the turn of the century, the forty-niners were drawn north to Alaska to again seek their fortunes.
Forty-niners eagerly commissioned views of mining claims and boomtowns or sat for portraits in rough frontier clothing, bristling with weapons.
Thousands of holidaymakers from the UK and elsewhere are heading west to follow the scenic route of the Old Forty-Niners' trail through the California Gold Country as well as enjoying the glamour and glitter of Los Angeles and San Francisco togetherwith Las Vegas in neighbouring Nevada.
Jack Davis, the San Francisco political consultant in charge of convincing voters they should spend $100 million for the San Francisco Forty-Niners' new stadium, had a birthday party that would have made Caligula grab his date and gallop off.
"When the forty-niners poured over the Sierra Nevada into California," wrote Eldon G.
Forty-niners are distributed to Asian countries, and the 52s are offered everywhere else.
It became Foster's first widespread success, being taken up by minstrel troupes and carried to the West Coast by the forty-niners.
Petersburg, the cards were changed to "Don't Go Giants." The same promotion was used for the San Francisco Forty-Niners football team, Randles said.