Samuel Brannan is the first California Gold Rush Millionaire and Making Money On-line example

Sam Brannan California first Millionaire as an example for Making Money On-line? Success Internet example 1846?
”There is Gold in the River !”
”There is Gold in the River !”

With a bottle off gold dust he walked on main-street shouting…
”There is Gold in the River.”
Set up shop and sold shuffles!

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So…Samual Brannan did NOT go and dug gold but sold TOOLS!…and lots off ‘m.
During the Gold Rush, few miners became rich. But a lot of other folks did.

Brannan was a colorful, energetic figure in the mid-19th-century history of California and especially of San Francisco.
Born in Maine in 1819, Sam Brannan, a merchant, manipulator, real estate speculator and Mormon elder.

Arrived in San Francisco in 1846 aboard the ship Brooklyn.
He brought with him 238 men, women and children, mostly Mormons, and a stock of tools, a printing press, type, paper and machinery for a gristmill. Deep-chested, broad-shouldered, shaggy-headed, his extremely bland features were decorated with fashionable “sideburns and imperial,” and lit up by flashing black eyes.

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His dress was dandified, his speech bombastic, his manners coarse, his courage and generosity boundless, reported James A. B. Scherer in his book, The First Forty-Niner and the Story of the Golden Tea-Caddy.

In January, 1847 Brannan began publishing his newspaper, the California Star. By the time Marshall discovered gold, Brannan already owned not only the newspaper, but a hotel, flour mill and store. He opened several general stores, one of them at New Helvetia, better known as Sutter’s Fort.

Noticing that a few folks came to the fort with gold to buy whiskey and other commodities, he realized something was up and quietly began buying and hoarding every article of merchandise he could find in northern California. He of course found a market desperately eager for his products.

Col. Richard Barnes Mason, appointed to the military command in California, wrote in 1848: “The principal store at Sutter’s fort, that of Brannan and Co., had received in payment for goods 36,000 dollars’ worth of this gold from the 1st of May to the 10th of July.”

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Also, seeing his Mormon followers taking out as much as $250 a day each, Brannan made a claim in the name of the church and levied a tax, the “Lord’s tithe,” which, as it just so happened, benefited Brannan more than the Lord.

On May 12, Brannan ran up and down the streets of San Francisco with a bottle of gold dust in his hand, shouting….
Gold! Gold! Gold from the American River!”
According to one eyewitness, in a few days time no more than twenty men were left in the whole city. Prices on mining supplies jumped tenfold. After his store at Sutter’s Fort began taking in $150,000 a month, Brannan no longer had need for the tithes.

Brannan was making money so fast that Brigham Young, head of the Latter Day Saints in Utah, wrote to inquire if a tithe might be forthcoming for “the Lord’s treasury.” Brannan’s reply to Young’s messenger:

“You go back and tell Brigham,” he said, “that I’ll give up the Lord’s money when he sends me a receipt signed by the Lord.” Soon after, Brannan lost his standing in the Mormon Church.

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Vicente Pérez Rosales, a Chilean gold miner, described Brannan’s store near Sutter’s Fort.
“We saw there a cabin of unfinished boards,
a few huts of woven branches and a short distance away a large store with a huge sign that read ‘Brannan and Co.’ The chief of this establishment was the ex-Mormon Brannan, owner of the evil-omened Dysy-my-nana [a boat], and the possessor of one of the securest fortunes in California at that period.

He was the head or parish priest of his sect on this side of the Sierra Nevada, shrewd enough to take advantage of the labor of his numerous parishioners; having also managed to monopolize a rich tract along the banks of the American, he had become rich in a very short time. It seems that he had no sooner won his wealth than he discarded his religion without replacing it by another, although gossip had it that in order to hush his conscience he frequently said prayers to Saint Polygamy.”
By 1856 Brannan was said to have owned one fifth of the entire city of San Francisco and as much of Sacramento. He was said to have been earning between $250,000 and $500,000 per year, an enormous sum for the times. He became a major landholder in the Calistoga area.
Within several years, Brannan’s meteoric commercial success had made him California’s first millionaire. In 1849 he returned to San Francisco, where he continued his business activity, was elected to the City Council, and played a leading role in organizing the controversial Committee of Vigilance, which served as a citizen’s police force.
Throughout the 1850’s his wealth and influence continued to grow; he became a major California landowner and helped to establish several banks and railroad and telegraph companies. Serious alcoholism and a volatile temperament, however, were his eventual undoing. He lost his fortune and health, as did many of those who first benefitted from the gold rush, and died an unnoticed death in rural San Diego county.

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Brannan had opened more stores to sell goods to the miners (his Sutter Fort store sold US$150,000 a month in 1849), and began buying land in San Francisco. At about this time, Brannan was accused[who?] of diverting church money, including collected tithes, to fund his private ventures. An LDS envoy was sent to Brannan who reportedly[who?] told them, “You go back and tell Brigham Young that I’ll give up the Lord’s money when he sends me a receipt signed by the Lord”, although historians, such as Will Bagley have found this is likely just legend.

Brannan was elected to the first town council of San Francisco in the new U.S. territory. After a series of sensational crimes in the area, he helped organize the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance, which functioned as a de facto police force. A squatter was murdered by the vigilante group and, although Brannan may not have pulled the trigger, he was considered the instigator and was subsequently dis-fellowshipped from the LDS Church for the vigilante violence.

An affinity for whiskey…

…and a bitter divorce settlement finally led to his financial ruin
many years later. Following the divorce, he became a brewer, then developed a problem with alcohol. Forsaking the city he helped develop into San Francisco, he drifted to San Diego, California, remarried and set up a small ranch near the Mexican border, where he engaged in land speculation with the Mexican government in the state of Sonora, Mexico.

In 1888, at the age of seventy, he was paid the sum of forty-nine thousand dollars in interest from the Mexican government.
He quit drinking, paid all his debts, and died without leaving enough money to pay his own funeral.

Death and Legacy
“He probably did more for San Francisco and for other places than was effected by the combined efforts of scores of better men;
and indeed, in many respects he was not a bad man, being as a rule straightforward as well as shrewd in his dealings, as famous for his acts of charity and open-handed liberality as for in enterprise, giving also frequent proofs of personal bravery.”

Brannan died, age 70, in Escondido, California, on May 14, 1889. He is interred in Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego.
Many locations in California are named after Brannan, including Brannan Street in San Francisco, Brannan Island, Brannan Bluff—Table Bluff, Brannan Creek, Brannan Mountain, Brannan Springs, and Brannan River; there is also a Sam Brannan Middle School in Sacramento.
California cities that claim Brannan as their founder include Calistoga, and Yuba City.

In partnership with John Augustus Sutter, Jr. and with William Tecumseh Sherman and Edward Ord as surveyors, Brannan laid out the unofficial subdivisions that became the city of Sacramento.

Samuel Brannan
Born     March 2, 1819
Saco, Maine, United States
Died     May 14, 1889 (aged 70)
Escondido, California, California, United States
Resting place    Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, California, United States
Spouse(s)        Anna Eliza Corwin

Samuel Brannan, may he rest in peace.
”There is Gold in the River.”
”There is Gold on the Internet.”
A true pioneer like we are now in our times of uncertainty. Than with stores and Gold Fever Tools, Now us with cpa commissions, websites, plug-ins and software.

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(according to the Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

In 1851, Brannan visited Hawaii, and purchased large amounts of land in Honolulu. In 1853, he was elected as a Senator to the California State Senate in the new state’s capital of Sacramento. He was involved in developing trade with China and financial agreements with Mexico, founding the Society of California Pioneers, and developing banks, railroads and telegraph companies in California. In 1858, Brannan built the first incarnation of the famous Cliff House on the Pacific Ocean in undeveloped western San Francisco.

After Brannan visited the hot springs in the upper Napa Valley in 1859, Brannan planned a new resort for there. He bought land containing the springs in the northern portion of the Rancho Carne Humana, and founded the town of Calistoga, said to be a combination of the words “California” and then-fashionable “Saratoga” Springs in New York. Brannan also founded the Napa Valley Railroad there in 1864 in order to provide tourists with an easier way to reach Calistoga from the San Francisco Bay ferry boats that docked in the lower Napa Valley of San Francisco Bay at Vallejo. The railroad was later sold at a foreclosure sale, in Napa County in 1869.

In 1868, Brannan became one of the principal investors in the Robinson Trust, that purchased and initiated development of the major coastal Los Angeles County land holdings of Californio Abel Stearns, near the San Pedro Bay in Southern California.

In 1872, Anna Eliza Corwin divorced Brannan. He lost much of his personal fortune after his divorce, as it was ruled that his wife was entitled to half of their holdings, payable in cash. Because the vast majority of Brannan’s holdings were in real estate, he had to liquidate the properties to pay the full divorce settlement.
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