Book/Printed Material Eldorado; or, California as seen by a pioneer, 1850-1900.

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Title
Eldorado; or, California as seen by a pioneer, 1850-1900.
Summary
David Augustus Shaw left Marengo, Illinois, in 1850 for the overland trail to California, where he settled in Pasadena and was an active member of the local Society of Pioneers. Eldorado (1900) records Shaw's first stay in the West, 1850-1852, when he worked as a miner and rancher; his return to Illinois and second overland journey west, 1853, this time bringing a herd of horses; and a third round trip to the East, 1856, this time crossing at Panama. In California, Shaw works as a miner and rancher. He offers anecdotes of Salt Lake City and the Mormons, trappers and mountain men, Hangtown and Placerville, and criminal justice.
Contributor Names
Shaw, David Augustus, 1826-1915.
Created / Published
Los Angeles, Cal., B.R. Baumgardt & co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
-  Agriculture--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
7 p.l., [17]-313 p. front., plates, port. 20 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F864 .S57
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.012
Library of Congress Control Number
11013571
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David Augustus Shaw left Marengo, Illinois, in 1850 for the overland trail to California, where he settled in Pasadena and was an active member of the local Society of Pioneers. Eldorado (1900) records Shaw's first stay in the West, 1850-1852, when he worked as a miner and rancher; his return to Illinois and second overland journey west, 1853, this time bringing a herd of horses; and a third round trip to the East, 1856, this time crossing at Panama. In California, Shaw works as a miner and rancher. He offers anecdotes of Salt Lake City and the Mormons, trappers and mountain men, Hangtown and Placerville, and criminal justice.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Shaw, David Augustus. Eldorado; or, California as seen by a pioneer, -1900. Los Angeles, Cal., B.R. Baumgardt & co, 1900. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/11013571/.

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Shaw, D. A. (1900) Eldorado; or, California as seen by a pioneer, -1900. Los Angeles, Cal., B.R. Baumgardt & co. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/11013571/.

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Shaw, David Augustus. Eldorado; or, California as seen by a pioneer, -1900. Los Angeles, Cal., B.R. Baumgardt & co, 1900. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/11013571/>.