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Title Life sketches of a jayhawker of ’49, by L. Dow Stephens; actually told by himself in his own way.
Author Stephens, Lorenzo Dow
Date 1916
Document Type Pamphlet
Names Young, Brigham
Region Iowa; California; Arizona; Canada
Places Council Bluffs, Missouri River, Platte River, Salt Lake City, Mountain Meadows, Santa Barbara, British Columbia, Death Valley
Keywords mining, gold, gold rush, massacre, overland trail, migrant, cattle, Native Americans, Sioux, Crow, Mormons
Theme Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements; Pioneers, Hunters and Explorers
Place of Publication San Jose, California
Additional Information From the Newberry Library catalogue: "Lorenzo Dow Stephens (b. 1827) was born in New Jersey and raised in Illinois, where he joined a party for Califoria in 1849. Life sketches of a jayhawker (1916) begins with Stephens's overland journey west, including Brigham Young's sermons at the Tabernacle in Salt Lake. He describes prospecting on the Merced River, farming in the Santa Clara Valley, and cattle drives from San Bernardino and San Diego. His memoirs continue through the 1860s, including his part in the 1862 British Columbia gold rush. Limited to 300 copies, published at San José, California. The author was with Manly in Death Valley. (Graff 3972, sold, Ayer 128.3 .S8 1916, substituted)."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 3972
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue