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Latest from the California Gold Rush...

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July 28, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 28, 1849  Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...New towns were being laid out in different spots around the bay & building lots, in wilderness sites, were selling from $1500 to $2000 each...San Francisco was full of people & it is not an uncommon thing for 20 to 30 individuals to occupy one small apartment...The gold dust this season had not been dug out very freely...News has just been received that six men in 20 days...procured $60,000 in gold dust...".
Four pages of very large size paper measuring 25 by 33 inches, folded three times, various wear at the folds, many creases. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Category: Pre-Civil War