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Publisher Comments:

Dr. Lord's first diary entry on May 6, 1849, reads, 'We left a dead man by the name of Middleton on the levee at St. Louis, ' and his last, on April 3, 1851, 'If I should get time, I will give you my reasons why I think ninety-nine out of every hundred who shall hereafter go to California, are either madmen, fools-or radically unprincipled, and of course, dishonest.' . . . Dr. Lord is a highly intelligent man who writes with vigor and a real feeling for the natural beauty of the land. . . . A vivid re-creation of two years on our country's frontier.-Sierra Heritage. Many overland diaries are little more than trail descriptions and weather reports. Not this one. . . . Narratives of the character of miners, and the California and Panama businessmen who gouged them, are well worth reading. . . . Lord's] tirades about slavery are sharp, including slaves in California. . . . Highly recommended.-Overland Journal. Many immigrants wrote journals that were either unreflective or far too limited in detail. Lord's journal offers a pleasant exception.-Choice. This diary, written from 1849 through 1851, is one of the best journals of the overland journey to California and the early days in the gold camps.--Denver Post. One hundred and forty-nine years ago, a homeopathic physician luxuriously named Israel Shipman Pelton Lord trudged across the country in the midst of thousands of wagons, oxen, and seekers of the first free gold in history. Disappointed with the maps and guides of the day, Lord determined to set the record straight for future travelers. Necia Dixon Liles is a writer and editor living near San Francisco.

Synopsis:

One hundred and forty-nine years ago, a homeopathic physician luxuriously named Israel Shipman Pelton Lord trudged across the country in the midst of thousands of wagons, oxen, and seekers of the first free gold in history. Disappointed with the maps and guides of the day, Lord determined to set the record straight for future travelers.

About the Author

Necia Dixon Liles is a writer and editor living near San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803279902
Editor:
Liles, Necia D.
Annotations:
Holliday, J. S.
Editor:
Liles, Necia Dixon
Author:
Lord, Israel S.
Author:
Liles, Necia Dixon
Author:
Lord, Israel Shipman Pelton
Author:
Holliday, J. S.
Annotations:
Holliday, J. S.
Author:
Liles, Necia D.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Overland journeys to the pacific
Subject:
Panama
Subject:
West
Subject:
Oregon National Historic Trail.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
105-625
Publication Date:
19991101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus., maps
Pages:
441
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.31 lb

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History and Social Science » Americana » California
History and Social Science » Americana » California Gold Rush

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One hundred and forty-nine years ago, a homeopathic physician luxuriously named Israel Shipman Pelton Lord trudged across the country in the midst of thousands of wagons, oxen, and seekers of the first free gold in history. Disappointed with the maps and guides of the day, Lord determined to set the record straight for future travelers.
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