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The Diary Of A Forty Niner

Author : Chauncey L. Canfield
ISBN : UCAL:$B68400
Genre : California
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Chauncey de Leon Canfield (1843-1909) first published "The diary of a forty-niner" in 1906, and 1,200 of the 2,000 copies in that edition were burned. Joseph Gaer's Bibliography of California literature, 20 describes this book as written in the form of a diary, but fictional.' The diary of a forty-niner (1920) reprints Canfield's 1906 publication. It purports to be the diary of Alfred T. Jackson, of Litchfield County, Connecticut, during his days as a gold prospector, 1850-1852. Jackson offers firsthand accounts of Nevada City and neighboring Rock Creek; descriptions of Grass Valley, North and South Yuba Valleys, and the Sierra Mountains; details of gold mining with accounts of pioneer overland crossings, and foreign mineworkers (including Chinese). Entries concerning Jackson's personal life include details of his courtship of a French woman in the camps.

The Diary Of A Forty Niner Classic Reprint

Author : Chauncey L. Canfield
ISBN : 0331873931
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Excerpt from The Diary of a Forty-Niner Now and again there comes out of the dim past something which Opens up an hitherto unknown or forgotten page in history. A copper implement from a lake midden, a chipped arrow head from a cave, a deciphered hieroglyphic from the face of a granite rock, a ruined temple in an overgrown jungle by means of which we rescue a chapter that tells of men's works and men's lives, former gen erations, who cumbered the earth for a brief time and passed away and of Whose existence even tra dition is silent. There are fascinating revealments that excite a momentary interest only, for, barring the scientist, we live in the present, and how our remote ancestors throve or what they did gives us but little concern. The long ago is vague, the cave dwellers and the temple builders existed in fable land, and, while we concede the importance of the discoveries, we leave the study to the specialists and magazine writers and do not burden our mind with ancient history. This indifference not only ob tains with reference to the tribes and peoples who have disappeared off of the earth; it is equally true of comparatively recent events. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Diary Of A Forty Niner Primary Source Edition

Author : Chauncey L. Canfield
ISBN : 1295333902
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

A Forty Niner From Tennessee

Author : Hugh Brown Heiskell
ISBN : 1572330112
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This unique book includes not only Heiskell's journal but also numerous letters to family back home. Although many Forty-niners kept diaries, Heiskell wrote in great detail to provide a more complete sense of life on the trail and the difficulties of the journey. Averaging just sixteen miles each day, his party faced challenges such as the three-day desert crossing during which they lost more than half of their oxen and wagons. Of special interest are Heiskell's observations about Native Americans, their customs, their clothing, and their shelters. And, finally, readers will be deeply moved by the fate of the adventurers once they reached their destination.

Civil War Diary

Author : Horatio Dana Chapman
ISBN : OCLC:21868857
Genre : United States
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Land Ho The Original Diary Of A Forty Niner

Author : Elliott Wilkinson Cook
ISBN : 1258193752
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Civil War Diary Diary Of A Forty Niner

Author : Horatio Dana Chapman
ISBN : OCLC:12731020
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Forty Niner

Author : Ken Lizzio
ISBN : 1682680509
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Diary Of A 49er

Author : Alfred T. Jackson
ISBN : 0967256100
Genre : California
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The New Forty Niners

Author : Sarina Finkelstein
ISBN : 3868284176
Genre : History
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