Mexican Gold Trail: The Journey of a Forty-Niner / Edition 1

Mexican Gold Trail: The Journey of a Forty-Niner / Edition 1

by George W.B. Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873282221

ISBN-13: 9780873282222

Pub. Date: 10/04/2006

Publisher: Huntington Library Press

On February 20, 1849, twenty nine-year-old attorney George W. B. Evans set out from Defiance, Ohio, determined to make a fortune for his wife and family in the gold rush. He kept a painstaking record of his journey to California on one of the least known of the overland routes, crossing northern Mexico on the wild, little-used trail through Chihuahua and across the

Overview

On February 20, 1849, twenty nine-year-old attorney George W. B. Evans set out from Defiance, Ohio, determined to make a fortune for his wife and family in the gold rush. He kept a painstaking record of his journey to California on one of the least known of the overland routes, crossing northern Mexico on the wild, little-used trail through Chihuahua and across the deserts of southern Arizona. Along the way, he faced many perils and hardships, including cholera outbreaks,
Indian attacks, and long, waterless treks. Evans reached the Agua Fria diggings on the Mariposa Grant in late October that year but failed to strike it rich. Moving on to work as a customs inspector in San Francisco and then as an auctioneer in Sacramento, he became weakened by disease and overwork and died at age thirty one on December 16, 1850.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873282222
Publisher:
Huntington Library Press
Publication date:
10/04/2006
Series:
Huntington Library Classics Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
371
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

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