Who or what are the forty niners(not the football team)greenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
1. Who the Forty-Niners were?
2. Why were they called the Forty-Niners?
-- Ivor (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 05, 1998
The 49'ers were those who came to California during 1849, mostly because of the gold rush.
-- Ron Filion (email@example.com), June 05, 1998.