Once gold is discovered in California, the news spreads like wild fire. The state sees sweeping waves of immigrants from all over the world and a rising population. The Native Americans are driven out, expropriated, and decimated by disease. The first transcontinental railroad is built, criminal behavior is on the rise, and the beginning of the myth of the "Wild West" is born. Part of the "Butterfly Effect" series. Please note this title contains mature themes.