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This edition was published in by University Microfilms in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Written in English

498 pages

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.

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1974, Readex Microprint
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Death valley in '49
1970, R.R. Donnelley
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Death valley in '49
1970, R.R. Donnelley
Microform in English
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Death Valley in '49
1966, Readex Microprint
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Death Valley in '49.
1966, University Microfilms
in English
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Death Valley in '49
1966, University Microfilms
in English
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Death Valley in '49.
1949, Borden Pub. Co.
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Death valley in '49
1927, R. R. Donnelley & sons company
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Death valley in '49
1927, R.R. Donnelley
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Death Valley in '49.
1927, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
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Death Valley in '49.
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Death Valley In '49
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Death Valley in '49

First published in 1894



First Sentence

"ST. ALBANS, Vermont, is near the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, and only a short distance south of "Five-and-forty north degrees" which separates the United States from Canada, and some sixty or seventy miles from the great St. Lawrence River and the city of Montreal."

Work Description

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.

Death Valley in '49

This edition was published in by University Microfilms in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Edition Notes

Original t.p. has imprint: San Jose, Cal., The Pacific Tree and Vine Co., 1894.

Series
March of America facsimile series,, no. 90

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
917.94044
Library of Congress
F868.D2 M28 1966

The Physical Object

Pagination
498 p.
Number of pages
498

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5994770M
Internet Archive
deathvalleyin4900manl
LC Control Number
66026360
Library Thing
1113200

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