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Author Webster, Kimball, 1828-1916
Contributor Browne, George Waldo, 1851-1930
Illustrator Holland, Frank
LoC No. 18022511
Title The gold seekers of '49 : a personal narrative of the overland trail and adventures in California and Oregon from 1849 to 1854
Original Publication Manchester: Standard Book Company, 1917.
Credits Chuck Greif and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at https://www.pgdp.net (This file was produced from images generously made available by The Internet Archive)
Summary Kimball Webster (1828-1916), a New Hampshire farmer, began his overland journey to California in April 1849, and remained in California and Oregon until 1854. The gold seekers of '49 (1917) uses Webster's diary as the basis for the account of his trip to California via a wagon train from Independence, Missouri, and his first weeks in the Sacramento Valley. A much later narrative picks up the story of his later career in California as a goldseeker on the Feather River and Nelson's Creek mines, 1849-1850; descriptions of Sacramento, Yuba City, and Marysville; and surveying in Oregon, 1851-1854.
Language English
LoC Class F850.5: United States local history: Pacific States
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- California
Subject Overland journeys to the Pacific
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon
Subject California -- Gold discoveries
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EBook-No. 71572
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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