Wells Fargo delivered mail to the mining camps in California. Later Wells Fargo had a bank and office in San Francisco. Look at the stage coaches at the Wells Fargo Museum.
In the 1850s and 1860s, stage-coaches delivered mail throughout the west. In 1857, there was a route from Texas to San Diego. Find San Diego on the map.
Many people went to Montana to mine for gold.
People have been using gold to make jewelry for a long time You can find it in little lumps in streams here and there! Early settlers panned for gold in California.