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What were flannel shirts used for during the Gold Rush?


flanel along with jeans were popular clothing items diring the gold rush purely because of their ability to withstand wear and tear. miners were generally poor and needed best for their $$, jeans were also favored becasue miners tended to wear out weaker fabrics faster becasue they were constantly near the ground (crawling or kneeling/ whatever)

*flanel and jean fabriques are very durable
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