Ships discharge passengers and cargo. Carts haul the new arrivals up the steep hills. With all the building going on, it seems you can see the city growing before your eyes. Businesses sprout as soon as someone has an idea for one. Everyone is busy and there doesn't seem to be any rules. All around you people are speaking in languages you've never heard! It's the most hustle and bustle you've ever seen! California is the place you're going to make your fortune.
San Francisco is still quiet, but every day more gold seekers flood in. Good thing your trip was so short and that you've made it to San Francisco in tip-top shape. You and your servants are ready for some hard work -- and "golden" rewards.
You'll encounter many dangerous challenges as you travel into remote areas -- especially when the gold becomes scarce. But finding gold isn't the only path to striking it rich, as many entrepreneurs find out. Learn about the experiences of another Californio during the gold rush.
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