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1854 San Francisco: A Frenchman's View
     

1854 San Francisco: A Frenchman's View

by Paul Parmentier
 
In the 1850’s, the French Railroad was growing, and travel started to be sold to entertain the train riders. After the 1849 Gold Rush, Edouard Auger and a companion traveled to California to describe the Gold Fields and San Francisco. The book, “Voyage en Californie” of 1854, presents a unique view of San Francisco: he natural setting, the daily

Overview

In the 1850’s, the French Railroad was growing, and travel started to be sold to entertain the train riders. After the 1849 Gold Rush, Edouard Auger and a companion traveled to California to describe the Gold Fields and San Francisco. The book, “Voyage en Californie” of 1854, presents a unique view of San Francisco: he natural setting, the daily life, the fires, the gambling and the lynch law. Accounts of small incidents provide a direct witness report with a feeling of being there.
With some arrogance and French superiority complex, Auger describes the habits and quirks of Americans and American life as seen from a 1854 tourist’s eye.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011872259
Publisher:
walnutleafbooks
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
94 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Parmentier translated this 1854 French Travel book and selected pertinent sections and grouped topics to present a day-to-day view of San Francisco during Gold Rush days.

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