Quote from Anonymous Gold Miner 

"All and everybody,
this is my claim,
fifty feet on the gulch,
cordin to Clear Creek District Law,
backed up by shotgun amendments."

Quote by:
wooden post during California gold rush, c. 1849, Quoted in John Umbeck, "Might Makes Rights: A Theory of the Formation and Initial Distribution of Property Rights", Economic Inquiry, Vol. 19 (January 1981), p. 50; from C. Shinn, Land Laws of Mining Districts (John Hopkins University Press, 1984), p. 558.
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