“The Golden Corridor” is the first of 5 (five), “Golden History Books” published by 19th Century Books, an imprint of Electric Canvas on the California Gold Rush of the 19th Century, (1800s). It is compiled from primary sources, both literal and photographic, to allow us to get the true character and vision of the early pioneers.
The Golden Corridor, 19th Century Northern California from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe, includes Sacramento, Folsom, Placerville, Auburn, Colfax, Truckee and smaller communities in between. It is culled down from approximately 5,000 pages of detailed information recorded in the 19th century. Written by California pioneers and 19th Century historians. With first person accounts of the gold rush days left in tact. You'll find differing formats and writing styles, excerpts from journals and diaries, letters written home and crime stories from the newspapers of the time. Word spelling, sentence structure and punctuation are all as they were written, bringing the personal style and flavor of the experiences of the California gold rush to life. Created with the help of dozens of librarians, libraries and archivists including The California State Library, The Folsom Historical Society, The Library of Congress, Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center (SAMCC), Bancroft Library and Steve Crandell. Researched and compiled by JODY and RIC HORNOR.
Every page is illustrated with restored 19th Century photographs. Many of the photographs have never been published before. The Golden Corridor gives you a rare look at several of the “oldest known” photos of various regions in its geographic coverage area. Many of the original photographs were so damaged that it's nearly impossible to see the detail without the hundreds of hours of expert restoration brought back to life by expert restorers, Ric Hornor and Steve Crandell.
The printed original book is 8" x 10" format, 193 pages counting the Bibliography with Index and Photo Index. The keywords for the eBook version contains all the content of the printed Index plus other keywords related to searching digitally. The Photo Index lists images in the numerical order of their appearance.
About the Author
Jody Hornor, 1951-2011, born in Ann Arbor Michigan, landed in Sacramento California in 1978 after having opened and operated businesses in Colorado and Utah. She wrote advertising copy and helped other small businesses succeed, then developed marketing and PR programs for dozens of businesses and spoke as keynote speaker at conferences around the country. Her work attracted other speakers and led to the development of The Speakers' Showcase, a multimedia PR tool for national speakers. She was the primary researcher on "The Golden History Books."
Table of Contents
Preface: The Gold Rush - A Saga 500 Million Years In the Making 1
Chapter 1: European Explorers 13
Chapter 2: Gold! 33
Chapter 3: The Donner Party 53
Chapter 4: San Francisco 63
Chapter 5: Sacramento 85
Chapter 6: Folsom 119
Chapter 7: Placerville 135
Chapter 8: Lake Tahoe & the High Sierra 145
Chapter 9: Truckee to Dutch Flat 157
Chapter 10: Nevada City, Grass Valley, Auburn... 167
Photo Index 200