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March 24, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 24, 1849  Page 3 has: "The Gold Region" with the latest from the California gold rush. A few bits include: "...Emigrants were flocking in by the thousands...by next August 1200,000 persons would have entered California...almost every one not engaged in gold digging was preparing to go to the mines in the Spring...At San Francisco real estate had advanced 500 per cent within 12 months...As to the profits of gold digging, accounts vary...Parties can easily obtain from $30 to $100 per day..." and much more.
Four pages of very large size paper measuring 25 by 33 inches, folded three times, minor wear at the folds. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Category: Pre-Civil War