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Author Buffum, E. Gould (Edward Gould), 1820-1867
LoC No. rc01000767
Title Six months in the gold mines : from a journal of three years' residence in Upper and Lower California. 1847-8-9
Original Publication Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1850.
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 Edward Gould Buffum (1820-1867), 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 (1850) is Buffum's vivid account of his regiment's voyage west in 1846 to help secure California for the United States. He describes his discharge from the army in Monterey and his subsequent adventures as a gold seeker, sailing up the Sacramento to reach the Sierra Nevadas above Sutter's Fort. He describes prospecting along the Bear and Yuba Rivers, Weber Creek, and Middle and South Forks of the American River, Foster's Bar, and Weaver's Creek, 1848-1849. He concludes with the story of his work for Alta California in San Francisco and the growth of San Francisco.
Language English
LoC Class F850.5: United States local history: Pacific States
Subject California -- Gold discoveries
Subject Law -- Political aspects -- California
Subject Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- Description and travel
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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