A New Territory and the California Gold Rush

Most Oregonians made it to the goldfields before the masses of "49ers" from the east coast. Transporting miners to California became a lucrative business in the early 1850s.

Most Oregonians made it to the goldfields before the masses of "49ers" from the east coast. Transporting miners to California became a lucrative business in the early 1850s.

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