forty-niner forty-niner

Definition(s):

  • (n) a miner who took part in the California gold rush in 1849

Usage(s):

  1. At Stovepipe Wells in California's Death Valley, where many a forty-niner died of thirst before he could get to the gold fields, two resort operators sank a 200-ft.
  2. An Irish immigrant and forty-niner, McClatchy flopped as a miner before he went into journalism and struck gold.

News

  • Perry library releases schedule

    PERRY — The Perry Branch of the Community District Library will host “The Miner Forty-Niner Digs...Then Dances a Gold Strike Jig!” with musician Matt Emerick at 4 p.m. Monday. Children will enjoy the
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Argus-Press

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