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3 edition of trip to the gold mines of California in 1848. found in the catalog.

trip to the gold mines of California in 1848.

John Alfred Swan

trip to the gold mines of California in 1848.

by John Alfred Swan

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Published by Book Club of California in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California,
  • California.
    • Subjects:
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- California.,
    • Ethnic groups -- California.,
    • California -- Gold discoveries.

    • About the Edition

      John Swan (1817-1896), an English sailor, settled in Monterey in 1843 and joined other Californians in the rush to the gold fields to the north in July 1848. A trip to the gold mines of California in 1848 (1960) prints a memoir written out by Swan in 1870 giving an account of his ride north to Log Cabin Ravine and daily life as a prospector on the American River. A few months in the mines satisfy Swan, and he recounts his return to Monterey, where he spent the rest of his life. His book offers lively anecdotes of mining methods and miners in 1848 as well as of the land and people.

      Edition Notes

      StatementEdited, with introd. and notes, by John A. Hussey.
      ContributionsHussey, John A.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF865 .S985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxxv, 51 p.
      Number of Pages51
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5817090M
      LC Control Number61001744

      Two miners panning for gold by Frederic Remington. The California Gold Rush () began on Janu , when gold was found by James Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. The news of gold brought some , people to California from the rest of the US and abroad. Edward Gould Buffum (), a New York journalist, came to California as an officer in the 7th Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers during the Mexican War. He stayed on to seek gold and edit a California newspaper before returning east to become Paris correspondent of the New York Herald. Six months in the gold mines () is Buffum's vivid account of his regiment's voyage west in to help.

      Thousands of people streamed into Northern California seeking gold. After panning streams and water-blasting hillsides for gold, the famous hard-rock mines of California began construction. Although panning continued, by the s most of the rough men had taken jobs working in the dangerous mines. Jensen's Pick & Shovel Ranch PO Box Angles Camp, CA USA Gold panning & gold prospecting trips, groups welcome. Lost Dutchman's Mining Association LDMA/AU INC. PO Box Temecula, CA USA or fax:

      The Californian was the first California newspaper.. History. The Californian was first published in Monterey, California on Aug , by Alcalde Walter Colton and his friend Robert B. Semple, from a well-used Ramage printing press that Agustín V. Zamorano brought from Hawaii to Monterey in Zamorano used it to print books, letterheads and proclamations, but not a newspaper. Travel back to the Gold Rush era on High where charming mining towns are surrounded by panoramic vistas of the Sierra Nevada foothills longest, and richest gold mines. In the course of a century, million ounces/ million grams of gold were mined. To get a sense of the size of the mine, see the scale model representing the mine.


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Trip to the gold mines of California in 1848 by John Alfred Swan Download PDF EPUB FB2

A trip to the gold mines of California in () prints a memoir written out by Swan in giving an account of his ride north to Log Cabin Ravine and daily life as a prospector on the American River. A few months in the mines satisfy Swan, and he recounts his.

A trip to the gold mines of California in By John A. Swan. Edited by John A. Hussey FRONTISPIECE from the original photograph of John A. Swan which hangs in the entrance of California's First Theatre, Monterey.

Courtesy, Division of Beaches and Parks, State of California. Very rare, edition of Edwin Bryant's classic California Travel Narrative What I Saw in California: In the yearsThis wonderful Volume is fully titled What I Saw in California.

A republication of the official government report of a visit in the summer of to the gold placer mines in California. Gold Mining in California, G.J. Young, Engineering and Mining Journal, Vol. No. 7, pp.(). The author reviews the status of gold mining in the state, which was experiencing a decline in drift, placer and.

On Januan event occurred in Coloma that would radically impact the history of California and the Nation. James W. Marshall was building a sawmill for Captain John Sutter, using water from the South Fork of the American River.

He noticed several flakes of metal in the tailrace water and recognized them to be gold. The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill on Janu unleashed the largest migration in United States history and drew people from a dozen countries to form a multi-ethnic society on America.

The California Gold Rush (–) was a gold rush that began on Januwhen gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. The news of gold brought approximatelypeople to California from the rest of the United States and abroad.

The sudden influx of gold into the money supply reinvigorated the American economy, and the sudden population.

Gold Mines of California: An Illus-trated History of the Most Productive Mines with Descriptions of the Interesting People Who Owned and Operated Them.

Berke-ley, Calif: Howell-North Books. Weatherbe, d’Arcy. Dredging for Gold in California. 1st ed. San Francisco: Mining and Scientific Press. Wheeler, Zenas, and P. Randall. By the end of the year, the non-native population of California was estimated at(as compared w at the end of and around in March ).

The discovery of gold is attributed to James Marshall, who found flakes of gold in the American Riverwhile working for John Sutterat his ranch in northern California on Janu Sutter was a pioneer who founded a colony he called Nueva Helvetia or New Switzerland. This would later become Sacramento.

This book is the chronological history of the gold rush and gold discoveries from throughas viewed and reported by the newspapers and miners, on what was called the Northern Mines area of California's Mother Lode Gold Belt.

The Northern Mines was that area north of the Cosumnes River, which included Placerville on northward. William T. Sherman’s memoir details how Colonel Mason had Sherman and other men accompany him on a visit to the gold mines in June of Sherman visited Sutter’s Fort and Mormon Bar up to Marshalls gold discovery in Coloma.

The California Gold Rush ended in At that time many gold miners went back home because gold was harder to find. By the time the Gold Rush ended, California had gone from a thinly populated ex-Mexican territory, to the home state of the first presidential nominee for the new Republican Party, in Images for kids.

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Januwas a big day for James W. Marshall, who found gold at Sutter's Mill (about 45 miles northeast of Sacramento). Word of his discovery quickly spread around the. Chinese immigrants first arrived in San Francisco in By the end of the s, they made up one-fifth of the population in the Southern Mines.

A print depicting a long line of men, women, and families waiting to depart for the gold regions of California, An excerpt from A trip across the plains, and life in California by George Keller,   California Gold Rush History.

To understand how to find information on your Gold Rush ancestor, it is important to know the origins of the California Gold Rush. During the Mexican-American War that had started inMexico ceded Alta California to the United States. California became a U.S. territory in and a state in   In Januarygold was discovered in California, setting off a frenzy of emigrants heading west the following year to claim their fortune.

These travelers, like those before them, hustled past the famed South Pass and out of what would become the state of Wyoming. Although rumors of gold in the South Pass area—and rumors of the rumors—had circulated for decades, nothing solid. Northern California has a rich history of gold mining, one that dates back to when gold was first discovered along the American River.

Overpeople came into the state over the next few years. Several towns still have active gold mining even today, and are fun places to explore and visit. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The History of the Gold Discoveries of the Northern Mines of California's Mother Lode Gold Belt As Told By The Newspapers and Miners at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.The book itself is a gold mine of interesting historical facts and human-interest stories concerning long-forgotten personalities involved in that era of rich bonanzas.

Fred Rosen’s Gold is a great exploration of an exciting phase in American history. —Chuck Lewis. InJames Marshall discovered flakes of gold in water used to clean off dirt and gravel from a sawmill he was building.

Word quickly leaked out, and within 15 months, the California Gold .