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Eyewitness to the settlement of the West : Jacob Wright Harlan's California 1846-1888

Author: Jacob Wright Harlan; Louis R Harlan; William K Harlan
Publisher: Uwchlan, Pennsylvania : Squire Cheyney Books, Bruce Mowday, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jacob Wright Harlan (1828-1902), a member of the Harlan family that first arrived in America in 1687, grew up in Indiana, then moved to Michigan where he joined an uncle who organized a wagon train to California in 1845. California '46 to '88 (1888) contains Harlan's memories of his overland journey to California in 1846, acquaintance with rescuers and survivors of the Reid and Donner Parties, Frémont's battalion  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Anecdotes
Named Person: Jacob Wright Harlan; Harlan family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Wright Harlan; Louis R Harlan; William K Harlan
ISBN: 9780977420018 0977420019
OCLC Number: 154793363
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 184 pages : portraits, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: History of the Harlan family / by Louis Harlan, given in 1997 at a Harlan family reunion --
The great trek / by William K. Harlan --
California '46 to '88 / by Jacob Wright Harlan. San Francisco : Bancroft Co., 1888.
Other Titles: California, 1846 to 1888
Jacob Wright Harlan's California 1846-1888
Responsibility: by Jacob Wright Harlan ; foreword by Louis R. Harlan.

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Jacob Wright Harlan (1828-1902), a member of the Harlan family that first arrived in America in 1687, grew up in Indiana, then moved to Michigan where he joined an uncle who organized a wagon train to California in 1845. California '46 to '88 (1888) contains Harlan's memories of his overland journey to California in 1846, acquaintance with rescuers and survivors of the Reid and Donner Parties, Frémont's battalion in 1846-1847, San Francisco milk and livery businesses, storekeeping in gold camps near Coloma and Sonora, farming and ranching in and near San José, San Joaquín Valley, Alameda, and Choloma Valley. He then recalls his second overland trip to California, 1853, as part of cattle drive, and real estate development in San Leandro.

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