Jersey gold : the Newark Overland Company's trek to California, 1849 /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Bowen, Margaret Casterline, 1954- (Author), Hiles, Gwendolyn Joslin, 1944- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017]
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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: December 1912
  • Part I. Before 1849
  • Headliners of 1848
  • Doctor, general, president
  • From Freeport, Pennsylvania
  • Part II. 1849
  • Organization and chaos
  • Outsiders
  • Farewell
  • February 21, 1849
  • March 1, 1849
  • Golden California
  • Rolling out
  • Scramble to Fort Kearny
  • Platte River road
  • It's summer
  • The divide and the Great Salt Lake
  • July arrivals
  • Sinking
  • The truth about California
  • Dead last
  • California begins, 1849 ends
  • Part III. After 1849
  • Achieving wealth, going home, 1850-1851
  • 1850s: success and loss
  • Mechanics, southern hospitality, and disunion
  • The Civil War and three 1863 deaths
  • Impact and aftermath
  • The last scandal
  • The last funeral.