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Journal of the West


Three southern California rushes-the health rush, the land rush, and the orange rush-deserve the kind ofattention historians have lavished on northern California's gold rush. The three booms in the southern portion of the state were not only bigger than the gold rush, they concentrated the state's population in the south. They also played roles in the racially-based social and cultural patterns that developed in the region.


Published as Not Just a Golden State: Three Anglo ‘Rushes’ in the Making of Southern California, 1880-1920. Southern California Quarterly 90.4 (Winter 2008/2009): 349-378. © 2008 by University of California Press. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by [the Regents of the University of California/on behalf of the Sponsoring Society] for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on [JSTOR (] or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center,

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