Book/Printed Material McNeil's travels in 1849, to, through, and from the gold regions in California

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McNeil's travels in 1849, to, through, and from the gold regions in California
Summary
Samuel McNeil left his shoemaking business in Lancaster, Ohio, in January 1849 for a trip to the California gold fields via Panama. Unlike many 49ers, he had sense enough to return home when he had accumulated enough gold to meet his needs. McNeil's travels in 1849 (1850) recounts the shipwreck that forced McNeil and his compatriots to travel overland from Texas to Mazatlán, where they obtained passage to San Francisco. He then describes prospecting at Smiths Bar on the North Fork of the American River, Bear River, Weaver's Creek, and other Feather and Trinity Rivers camps until August, when he took his stake of 2,000 and booked passage east.
Contributor Names
McNeil, Samuel.
Created / Published
Columbus : Scott & Bascom, printers, 1850.
Subject Headings
-  California--History--1846-1850--Sources
-  California--Description and travel
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
-  McNeil, Samuel--Travel--California
Notes
-  Wagner-Camp (4th ed.), 186
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
40 p. ; 22 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .M17
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.081
Library of Congress Control Number
01019689
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Samuel McNeil left his shoemaking business in Lancaster, Ohio, in January 1849 for a trip to the California gold fields via Panama. Unlike many 49ers, he had sense enough to return home when he had accumulated enough gold to meet his needs. McNeil's travels in 1849 (1850) recounts the shipwreck that forced McNeil and his compatriots to travel overland from Texas to Mazatlán, where they obtained passage to San Francisco. He then describes prospecting at Smiths Bar on the North Fork of the American River, Bear River, Weaver's Creek, and other Feather and Trinity Rivers camps until August, when he took his stake of 2,000 and booked passage east.
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Mcneil, Samuel. McNeil's travels in , to, through, and from the gold regions in California. Columbus: Scott & Bascom, printers, 1850. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/01019689/.

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McNeil, S. (1850) McNeil's travels in , to, through, and from the gold regions in California. Columbus: Scott & Bascom, printers. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/01019689/.

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Mcneil, Samuel. McNeil's travels in , to, through, and from the gold regions in California. Columbus: Scott & Bascom, printers, 1850. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/01019689/>.