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    Goldminers Gold Rush Miners ~ California 1850 Famous Vintage Photographs & Photos Striking It Rich! Gold Miners using sluice to find nuggets and gold dust.

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    White and Chinese miners hoping to strike it rich during the California Gold Rush, 1852.

    Levi Strauss became famous during the Gold Rush in California

    The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the Gold Rush. California Gold Rush Pictures: Gold Washing in California

    Welcome Nugget. ca. 1860

    Gold rush miner.

    A crew displaying a large nugget from their sluices. Klondike Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush miners gold, 1852

    ca. 1850’s, [daguerreotype portrait of a California gold miner shaking hands with a prominent western gold rush gentlemen] via Heritag...

    Group of California Miners 1850's

    California gold miners

    May 20, 1873, Levi's patent for blue jeans. Bavarian-born Levi Strauss headed to San Francisco in 1850. Lured by the Gold Rush, he hoped to strike it rich. He did — in denim, not gold. The savvy businessman began adding rivets to sturdy canvas for the 49ers to wear as work pants. He switched to a French material, genes, which Strauss dubbed jeans. The rest is history. (AP Photo)

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    Two Miners, between 1850 and 1855. From the collections of the California State Library

    Bannack In July of 1862, gold was discovered in the creek waters where Bannack stands. The strike marked the beginning for Bannack and provided the impetus for Montana’s statehood. News of the strike, at Grasshopper Creek, traveled fast and led to the greatest rush to the West since the California Gold Rush in 1848.

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    During the Alaskan Klondike gold rush, (1897-1898) potatoes were practically worth their weight in gold. Potatoes were so valued for their vitamin C content that miners traded gold for potatoes