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The Resource Death Valley in '49, With an introd. by Carl I. Wheat

Death Valley in '49, With an introd. by Carl I. Wheat

Label
Death Valley in '49
Title
Death Valley in '49
Statement of responsibility
With an introd. by Carl I. Wheat
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Lewis Manly (1820-1903) and his family left Vermont in 1828, and he grew to manhood in Michigan and Wisconsin. On hearing the news of gold in California, Manly set off on horseback, joining an emigrant party in Missouri. Death Valley in '49 (1894) contains Manly's account of that overland journey. Setting out too late in the year to risk a northern passage thorugh the Sierras, the group takes the southern route to California, unluckily choosing an untried short cut through the mountains. This fateful decision brings the party through Death Valley, and Manly describes their trek through the desert, as well as the experiences of the Illinois "Jayhawkers" and others who took the Death Valley route. Manly's memoirs continue with his trip north to prospecting near the Mariposa mines, a brief trip back east via the Isthmus, and his return to California and another try at prospecting on the North Fork of the Yuba at Downieville in 1851. He provides lively ancedotes of life in mining camps and of his visits to Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1820-1903
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manly, William Lewis
Dewey number
917.94
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F868.D2
LC item number
M283 1949
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Pioneers
  • California
  • Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Label
Death Valley in '49, With an introd. by Carl I. Wheat
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
480156
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Centennial ed.
Extent
xvi, 523 pages
Lccn
64004119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Death Valley in '49, With an introd. by Carl I. Wheat
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
480156
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Centennial ed.
Extent
xvi, 523 pages
Lccn
64004119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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