It’s been just shy of 150 years since the California Gold Rush took place and, subsequently, all of its promised riches largely ran dry. Since then, the Golden State has become the most populous in the United States.
The good news? That famous rush for sudden riches might be making a comeback. Due to the recent extensive flooding that led to the disaster at Northern California’s Oroville Dam, which sits on the Feather River, hoards of prospective prospectors have been hitting the area in search of gold.
Now, these new-age Forty-Niners are staking out their territory and looking to strike it rich—just like opportunistic Americans did so long ago!
Beginning in 1848 and lasting for about two decades, the California Gold Rush brought about 300,000 settlers to the soon-to-be Golden State in search of—you guessed it—gold. Now, it might just be making a comeback.
Yes, folks—real gold. An area that was once considered thoroughly pillaged in the mid-19th century could still have valuable nuggets lying around. In other words, there is, indeed, gold in them thar hills!
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