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The Weary Traveler
They have traveled from near, they have come from afar.
They have traveled in wooden wagons, boats, and train cars.
They have traveled for different reasons; to get rich, to be free.
They came to California, land of opportunity.
Some came seeking fortune and the gold mines awaited,
The glitter of gold much anticipated.
Some came to be farmers seeking its rich, dark soil.
Abundant crops would befall after backbreaking toil.
Some came to escape from famine or war.
The travel was never easy, now that is for sure.
It was wearisome for the rich, as well as ...