- from Gold Rush
900L - 1040L
Becoming rich was the fantasy, but grueling labor was the bitter reality.
Mining for gold was exhausting, yet those who worked at it hardly ever made a profit. That fact didn’t stop thousands of hopeful folks from pursuing the popular fantasy to California. Before long, settlements, or camps where miners lived, began to sprout up around the mining sites. These encampments became like their own little worlds.