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A forty-niner speaks; a chronological record of a New Yorker and his adventures in various mining localities in California, his return trip across Nicaragua, including several descriptions of the changes in San Francisco and other mining centers from March 1849 to January 1851.

Author: Hiram Dwight Pierce; Sarah Wiswall Meyer
Publisher: [Oakland, Calif.], [Keystone-Inglett Print. Co.], [1930] ©1930
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hiram Dwight Pierce (b. 1810) was a successful blacksmith in Troy, New York, when news arrived of gold discoveries in California. Leaving his wife and seven children behind, Pierce set out in March 1849, crossing the Isthmus to reach San Francisco. A forty-niner speaks (1930) prints the contents of notebooks kept by Pierce from the day he left Troy until his return in January 1851. He describes his journey west and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hiram Dwight Pierce; Sarah Wiswall Meyer
OCLC Number: 8799703
Notes: Introduction signed, Sarah Wiswall Meyer.
Description: 1 preliminary leaf, [5]-74 pages frontispiece, plates facsimile 23 cm
Responsibility: With illustrations by the author Hiram Dwight Pierce.

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Hiram Dwight Pierce (b. 1810) was a successful blacksmith in Troy, New York, when news arrived of gold discoveries in California. Leaving his wife and seven children behind, Pierce set out in March 1849, crossing the Isthmus to reach San Francisco. A forty-niner speaks (1930) prints the contents of notebooks kept by Pierce from the day he left Troy until his return in January 1851. He describes his journey west and work in the gold fields near Sacramento, the Stanislas mines, and the Merced River at Washington Flat, until his return home via Panama. Pierce offers an excellent account of the details of a prospector's life and the organization of miners' camps as business companies and local government units.

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