There was missing old “forty-niner,” commonly the dominant fifth of this odd quintet, but nobody wondered much at that.
The government agent was an old friend of mine, a California forty-niner, and a most companionable fellow.
Then, since ‘forty-niner’ got home only he has slept here, and he generally ‘bunks’ on the lounge in this very office.
He had made a fortune in California, for he was a forty-niner, and returned East to enjoy it.
Father, he was a forty-niner himself, an' he was a rough un if anything got in his way.
It had been the home of a "forty-niner," and he was dead and forgotten, his dust as easily accounted for as his winged gold.
At the very bottom, when all was said and done, Magnus remained the forty-niner.
I well remember,” writes a forty-niner, “the loneliness and dreariness amid all the excitement of the time.
Dr. Robinson was a prominent "forty-niner," and the leader of the California squatters in the war against the Sutter land claims.
A 'forty-niner' ain't apt to be lazy on the shoot, an' Father's gun spit first.