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Death Valley in '49

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Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 168,349 / 442 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 646
Added to site: 2006.07.09 14038
Genre: History

Autobiography of a pioneer, detailing his life from a humble home in the green mountains to the gold mines of California; and particularly reciting the sufferings of the band of men, women and children who gave "Death Valley" its name.

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y to get there except over a long and tedious road, with oxen or horses and a cart or wagon. More than one got the Western fever, as they called it, my uncle James Webster and my father among the rest, when they heard some traveler tell about the fine country he had seen; so they sold their farms and decided to go to Ohio, Uncle James was to go ahead, in the fall of 1829 and get a farm to rent, if he could, and father and his family were to come on the next spring.

Uncle fitted out with two good horses and a wagon; goods were packed in a large box made to fit, and under the wagon seat was the commissary chest for food and bedding for daily use, all snugly arranged. Father had, shortly before, bought a fine Morgan mare and a light wagon which served as a family carriage, having wooden axles and a seat arranged on wooden springs, and they finally decided they would let me take the horse and wagon and go on with uncle, and father and mother would come by water, either by way of the St. Lawrence river and

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Barry McGinnis

good narrative of trip through Death Valley in 1849. part of Lakeside Classics series.



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