Gold Rush Adventurers and Early Farmers

Gold was discovered in the California in January 1849 and the first huge influx of gold seekers arrived in 1849.  Some of them would eventually settle in Dublin.  Jose Maria Amador, Michael Murray and Jeremiah Fallon would take advantage of being in California to be among the first gold seekers in the Sierra Nevada.  Murray and Fallon found enough gold to each buy several hundred acres from Amador.  James Witt Dougherty arrived in California later and accumulated enough wealth to buy thousands of acres from Amador.

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1. Crossroads of the Bay Area
2. The First Settlers
3. Spanish Explorers, Missionaries and Mexican Rancheros
4. Gold Rush Adventurers and Early Farmers
5. More Farmers, the Lincoln Highway and Bootleggers
6. World War II, the First Big Expansion
7. Making Suburbia
8. Local Control, Incorporation and The New History
9. The Future?