I was walking home after work one morning, when I saw a poster. “Gold in California,” it said.
I quickly decided to go to California! I thought I could make a fortune off of sellin’ minin’ tools to miners. So I packed my bags, and with lots o’ mining tools, I set out by land a week later.
I planned to use the Oregon Trail to get there. Nothing happened on my trip to California, and when I got there seven months later in 1849, I immediately set up my stand, and before you could say “Gold Rush” in Latin, I was sellin’ tools.
Business was boomin’ when I wanted to try pannin’ for gold. I closed the shop for a day, and I took a pan and left. I went to. the stream, and for hours I panned for gold in the cold water. Found nothin’. I was pretty bummed about that. So when I got home, I went right to bed.
The next day, I decided mining just wasn’t for me. So I went to my usual work o’ sellin’ minin’ tools.
By the end of the Gold Ruch, I was very wealthy, so I decided to settle in Sacramento. I lived the rest of my life a wealthy merchant.