Women in the Gold Rush
By Lucy Hundt
Women in the gold rush usually did different things than men men did. They instead made boarding houses, got married, and sometimes even where prostitutes.
Ladies would entertain men by being prostitutes.
Marriage was pretty much in jeopardy in this time period lots of people would divorce.
Most of them would have jobs like prostitution, house moms and care takers.
A little more about women
Other Forms of Work
Some women actually panned for gold with the men, earn money, or run a boarding house.
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