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Title The life and adventures of James W. Marshall, the discoverer of gold in California
Author Parsons, George F.
Date 1870
Document Type Rare Book
Names Marshall, James Wilson; Sutter, John; Frémont, John Charles; Stockton, Robert Field
Region California
Places Coloma, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Monterey
Keywords migrant, homesteader, wagon train, Native Americans, battle, Mexican, war, state formation, weapons, religion, mining, gold, gold rush, law, law and order, massacre, mining claim, claim jumping, murder
Theme Mining and the Gold Rush; Native Americans
Publisher James W. Marshall and W. Burke
Place of Publication Sacramento
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "The tragedy with Marshall as with Sutter was that the consequences of his discovery were too much for him. Up to the moment of the find he had every prospect of becoming a substantial citizen in the new territory.... Certainly the account that this little book gives of his ensuing years may be interpreted to show a delusion of persecution. But if the wrongs were fancied, if it was only a broken mind that made Marshall feel he was being driven from his claims and hunted like one accursed, his tragedy is the greater.- G. Ezra Dane, in the 1935 reprint."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 3204
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue