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The Adventures of a Forty niner

Author : Daniel Knower
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The Adventures of a Forty niner

Author : Daniel Knower
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An historic description of California, with evengs and ideas of San Francisco and its people in those early days.

The Adventures of a Forty niner

Author : Daniel Knower
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Book Excerpt: ...n the evening we arrived at the first stopping place, eight miles on our way up the river, where we both made ourselves at home, excited at the strangeness of the scene, surrounded by the thatched huts of the natives, who were having a dance on the square in the village. After we had been there an hour, we thought our men had their rest, and it was time to go on according to our contract, to be rowed night and day.In the meantime it seems the natives had taken some offense at Lieutenant M.'s familiarity, and they appeared with handles of long knives projecting back of their necks in a threatening manner. We likewise learned that that was the home of one of our men, and that he proposed to stay there all night in violation of the contract. So we had a consultation to decide what to do to get away. It was pitch dark; we laid our plan. Lieutenant M. beckoned one of the men away from the dance as if he wanted to give him something, and drew his pistol on him and marched him down to the boat, while I, with..

The Adventures of a Forty niner

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The Adventures of a Forty niner

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A Quaker Forty Niner

Author : Charles Edward Pancoast
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A dramatic, first-hand account of the pioneering life in the West—steamboating on the Missouri and the gold rush to California.

A Forty niner from Tennessee

Author : Hugh Brown Heiskell
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Edward M. Steel has integrated other sources with Heiskell's story to provide a broader overview of the gold rush days. His prologue introduces readers to young Heiskell's background, explains how wagon trains operated, and describes the country that the Forty-niners crossed. His careful annotations, meanwhile, shed light on specific points in the diary.

Volunteer Forty niners

Author : Walter T. Durham
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The first book to examine the glittering dreams and rigorous experiences of the 49ers from representative sections and classes of a single state.

A Quaker Forty niner

Author : Charles Edward Pancoast
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Forty niners round the Horn

Author : Charles R. Schultz
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Drawing upon more than one hundred unpublished diaries, Schultz profiles the individuals who embarked on these journeys and demonstrates how markedly the gold rush voyages differed from general commercial trading and whaling ventures."--BOOK JACKET.