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The reality of the gold rushes involved a number of frequently ignorant unprepared mostly young usually poor men taking off into the woods. They had their equipment to search for gold. While a few were quite lucky and struck it rich, most usually found very little of the stuff. Mining camps had poor sanitation. Lawlessness abounded. Death remained a constant companion.

So, by the time the word got out "there's gold in them thar hills," it was generally too late for the people who joined the gold rush. The easy pickings had already been made. There had been "gold in them thar hills."

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