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In 1849, William R. Goulding and the Knickerbocker Exploring Company struck out for California on the southern route--a road less traveled. This rare first-person diary of the southern Gold Rush trails, introduced and annotated by Patricia A. Etter, highlights an important alternative route to the Pacific Coast.
One of the best-educated Gold Rush participants, Goulding kept a remarkably articulate journal that recounts his meetings with the interesting and important people he encountered along the way. He describes the details of the trail itself--the weather and scenery, birds and animals, and a march "amidst heards sic] of miriads of buffalo in all directions as far as the eyes could reach." Goulding also recorded encounters with Hispanics and American Indians.
Title: California Odyssey: An Overland Journey on the Southern Trails, 1849
Categories: American History,
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Norman, OK, Arthur H. Clark Company: 2009
ISBN Number: 0870623737
ISBN Number 13: 9780870623738
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 114924
Description: A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering. 356 pages.