The Early Settlers

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When were fur hats in fashion in New York and Paris?
1820s and 1840s
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For how many year did Mountain Men meet once a year and what was this called?
1825 until 1840, Rendezvous
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How many bears would Mountain Men see and where?
50-60 in the Rockies
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Which Indian tribes were dangerous enemies to the Mountain Men?
The Blackfoot Tribe
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When was the economic depression in the US and by how much were wages cut?
1837, wages cut by 40%
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How long was the journey to California?
3800km from April to November
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Where could wagons get stuck in mud?
In the muddy Platte through Nebraska
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Where were water holes tainted?
In Sioux Territory
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Who long was the desert after the Rockies?
80km, oxen could die
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When was the Donner Party?
1846, turned to cannibalism
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Where was gold discovered and when?
Sierra foothills in January 1848
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What fraction of able bodied men from where joined the Gold Rush?
2/3 of able bodied men in Oregon
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How much did newspapers claim Gold Rushers were making a day?
$1,000 a day
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How many people died from what on the journey to California for the Gold Rush?
5,000 died from mainly Cholera
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How much did most people earn a day in the Gold Rush?
$3 a day
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How much did the Gold Rush yield in 1849?
$10 million
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How many saloons were where in what year?
527 saloons in San Francisco in 1853
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How many freed slaves went to join the Gold Rush?
2,000, forced to leave when Texas slave owners arrived
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For how many year did Mountain Men meet once a year and what was this called?

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1825 until 1840, Rendezvous

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How many bears would Mountain Men see and where?

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Which Indian tribes were dangerous enemies to the Mountain Men?

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When was the economic depression in the US and by how much were wages cut?

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