An interesting article at the Smithsonian on how prices in San Francisco during the gold rush compare to them now, with the current tech bubble.

Link: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/gold-rush-california-was-much-more-expensive-todays-dot-com-boom-california-180956788/

There's a lot of parallels between the Gold Rush, and every gold rush in Canada & Alaska, and even more relevantly, the "Boom & Bust" cycles of Alberta. As many are now unfortunately discovering...