How did the San Franciso 49ers get there name? : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

How did the 49ers receive their name? Does it have anything to do with the 1848 Gold Rush?

-- Susan Broach (, January 14, 2002


Yep. Those miners, and other pioneers, were called "49ers".

-- Kurt Iversen (, January 15, 2002.

the gold rush hit the big time in 1849 - hence 49ers

-- mike (, January 21, 2002.

Additionally there is the idea that San francisco is 7 milesx7 miles (roughly speaking)...hence 7x7=49

-- Bong, James Bong (, January 30, 2002.

زبان فطرة ہے اس پہ ناطق ببارگاه نبي صادق شجر شجر كا درود اترے حجر حجر كا سلام جائے

اللهم صل على محمد وعلى ال محمد

-- Your Full Name (-- Susan Broach (, August 18, 2003.

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