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Go West Young Man...Woman and Child?: Investigating Shasta County's population during the Californian Gold Rush (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heidi A Shaw.

The gold rush brought many things to California, including statehood, wealth, and prominence, but most noticeabley it brought people.  Before the gold rush, California only boasted a population of 162,000 people, but by the end there were more than 380,000 people, the majority being immigrants from different states and countries.  The majority of the literature concerning the demographic flux of the gold rush is focused on the area known as the Mother Lode, where gold was initially discovered....