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Title A journal of the overland route to California! and the gold mines
Author Aldrich, Lorenzo D.
Date 1851
Document Type Pamphlet; Journal
Region California; Arizona; Ohio
Places Fort Smith, Santa Fe, Tuscon, the Gila River, San Diego, Sacramento, Cincinnati
Keywords mining, gold, Native Americans, Shawnee, wagons, Mexicans, emigrants, weather, climate
Theme Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements; Mining and the Gold Rush
Publisher A. Kirkpatrick
Place of Publication Lansingburgh, N. Y.
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Aldrich's 'Journal', published posthumously, is the scarce and interesting overland narrative which contains the earliest printed account of a civilian crossing of Arizona. Aldrich and his party took the southern route via Fort Smith, Santa Fé, Tuscon, the Gila River, and San Diego. The author died in 1851, two weeks after he had returned home. Accompanying the pamphlet are two Autograph Letters, signed by Alexander McDonnell, a member of Aldrich's party, relating adventures of the party mining in California."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 29
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue