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The Resource The great western migration to the gold fields of California, 1849-1850, by Robert J. Willoughby

The great western migration to the gold fields of California, 1849-1850, by Robert J. Willoughby

Label
The great western migration to the gold fields of California, 1849-1850
Title
The great western migration to the gold fields of California, 1849-1850
Statement of responsibility
by Robert J. Willoughby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The journey west, from the Missouri River to the Pacific coast, was made by some quarter of a million Americans during the 1840s and 1850s, and stands as one of the great human adventure stories of all time. When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill, California, in 1848, the immigration took on an urgency and a scope that would never be matched again." "This work draws heavily from the diaries of 17 men and women who made the four month, 2,000 mile trek to California during 1849 and 1850. The diarists tell of the adventures, hardships, desires, concerns, deprivations, sicknesses, and deaths along the way, and of crossing the last great obstacle - the "Elephant," as many of them called it - the high ridge of the Sierra Nevada."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willoughby, Robert J.
Dewey number
979/.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F593
LC item number
.W476 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Pioneers
  • Immigrants
  • Pioneers
  • Immigrants
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Label
The great western migration to the gold fields of California, 1849-1850, by Robert J. Willoughby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-285) and index
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
50919870
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 289 pages
Isbn
9780786413638
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The great western migration to the gold fields of California, 1849-1850, by Robert J. Willoughby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-285) and index
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
50919870
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 289 pages
Isbn
9780786413638
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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