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The gold rush

A 1925 Charlie Chaplin film was called "The Gold Rush," based on the famous gold rush of the mid-19th century. For eight years, between 1848 and 1856, a real fever broke out in the western half of the North American continent, and in California in particular. It all started at Sutters Mill in January 1848 when James W. Marshall discovered fragments of yellow metal. It was quickly confirmed that it was indeed gold. Within a few months, the news was answered like a powder trail placed on the front page of the press. As early as 1849, waves of gold diggers rushed from the United States to San Francisco, California. It is estimated that a total of 130,000 people came to the region that year. These migrants were referred to as the forty-nine, referring to the famous year 1849. The memory remains in San Francisco, with the name of the American football team, the Forty-niners. While the California coastal city was inhabited by a thousand people before the onslaught, its population had reached 25,000 in just a few months. However, by 1850, the nearby resources were nearly exhausted and gold washers were forced to expand their search area. In addition to this gold shortage, there was tension between Americans and migrants from abroad, particularly from China and Latin America, during the gold rush. In less than a decade, California has become a hub of global migration thanks to its people's dreams of gold and fortune, and there is no doubt that this state would not be what it is today without the noble yellow metal.