What was life like there?
Life there wasn't fun because of the many people pouring into the town and the rapid rise in population. Also everything was overpriced so the people making the most money were the shop owners.
What were problems with Boomtowns?
There are many problems with boomtowns. People would rush in and there would be shops and stuff but then when the ore ran out people would leave causing the miners to leave resulting in a ghost town.