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Title
1852, Scenes and Adventures of an Overland Journey to California: Volume 1
Creator
Battey, Marion W
Date Created and/or Issued
1852-4-10
Contributing Institution
San José Public Library. California Room
Collection
Historic Books and Journals
Rights Information
Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact the California Room
Description
Volume one of a two volume set chronicles Marion Battey's journey overland from New York to California between April to August, 1852. Her travels display many of the common experiences traveling to California by land during the California Gold Rush. Mrs. Battey travels by river boat, then wagon, and on foot along the California Trail, commenting on many of the route's most significant aspects, including: Ohio and Missouri Rivers, Fort Laramie, Chimney Rock, Green River, Carson Sink, et al. Mrs. Battey describes her interactions with individuals in her traveling company and those she encounters along the way. Other significant topics discussed include: Native American interactions, the demands of overland travel, conditions of the trail and resources, as well as complications and disease.
Type
text
Format
image/jpeg
EPSON EXPRESSION 10000 XL 600 DPI 24 bit RGB color TIFF
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/sjpl_booksj/id/73
Language
English
Subject
Frontier & pioneer life
Transcontinental journeys
Diaries
Source
Historic Books and Journals (SJPL California Room)
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