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How did the San Francisco 49ers get it's name? Where did it come from?\
-- Joseph (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2005
Ongoing discussion here:
-- Joseph (email@example.com), January 13, 2005.
49ers refers to the Gold Rush of 1849.
-- Ray (RayH424@hotmail.com), January 25, 2005.
The gold seekers who came in 1849 referred to them selves as '49'ers tho I am sure if one came later the name was still used. They often wore red shirts and they sought gold...49'er colors.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 15, 2005.
There's an old rhyme that goes something like this:
"The miners came in '49 "The whores in '51 "And when they got together, "They made the Native Son"
-- John Martini (email@example.com), February 15, 2005.