Thursday, 1 August 2019

The Egg War of Farallon Islands

quote [ The California Gold Rush of the 1850s induced another rush for a commodity, which, although not precious, became such rare and expensive that people literally killed each other for it. That commodity was eggs. ]

Gonna egg raid tonight!
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT]

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rylex said @ 5:35pm GMT on 1st Aug
and lets not forget how the gold rush polluted a good number of california's streams, rivers and lakes with mercury.

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