The gold rush in California was insane, when you think about it. People uprooted themselves from all over the world to go there in the hopes they strike it rich.

To give a comparison, it would be the equivalent of me finding jadeite in my apartment building’s backyard, next to the empty beer cans, and someone from Sweden Facebook messages me and says he’s on his way to live here for two years and start digging with a backhoe.