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The World Rushed In

According to Enos Christman, editor of the Sonora Herald, the first newspaper in the Southern Mines, Sonora received more than its share of the unparalleled tide of cultural dissimilitude. In 1851 – using some of the derogatory terms that reflected the prevailing attitudes of the Gold Rush – Christman described the eclectic human potpourri as…