Book/Printed Material Life on the plains and among the diggings; being scenes and adventures of an overland journey to California: with particular incidents of the route, mistakes and sufferings of the emigrants, the Indian tribes, the present and future of the great West.

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Life on the plains and among the diggings; being scenes and adventures of an overland journey to California: with particular incidents of the route, mistakes and sufferings of the emigrants, the Indian tribes, the present and future of the great West.
Summary
Born in Aurora, New York, Alonzo Delano (1806-1874) moved on to the Midwest as a teenager. July 1848 found him a consumptive Ottawa, Illinois, storekeeper, and he joined a local California Company. He remained in the West after the Gold Rush, winning fame as an early California humorist. Life on the plains and among the diggings (1857) is based largely on letters from Delano published in Ottawa and New Orleans newspapers of the day (see Alonzo Delano's California correspondence [1952]). Covering the period April 1849-August 1852, he discusses his voyage to St. Joseph and an overland journey to California; sojourns in Sacramento, Marysville, and San Francisco; and experiences as a storekeeper at Mud Hill, Stingtown, Gold Lake, and Grass Valley. Other topics include quartz mining, crime and vigilantism, and real estate investment.
Contributor Names
Delano, Alonzo, 1806-1874.
Created / Published
New York, Miller, Orton & co., 1857.
Subject Headings
-  West (U.S.)--Description and travel
-  Indians of North America--West (U.S.)
-  Overland journeys to the Pacific
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  California--Description and travel
-  Urbanization--California
-  Real estate development--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Also available in digital form on the Internet Archive Web site.
Medium
xi, [13]-384 p. front., plates. 20 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F593 .D34
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http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.171
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/scd0001.00020368792
Library of Congress Control Number
13005717
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Born in Aurora, New York, Alonzo Delano (1806-1874) moved on to the Midwest as a teenager. July 1848 found him a consumptive Ottawa, Illinois, storekeeper, and he joined a local California Company. He remained in the West after the Gold Rush, winning fame as an early California humorist. Life on the plains and among the diggings (1857) is based largely on letters from Delano published in Ottawa and New Orleans newspapers of the day (see Alonzo Delano's California correspondence [1952]). Covering the period April 1849-August 1852, he discusses his voyage to St. Joseph and an overland journey to California; sojourns in Sacramento, Marysville, and San Francisco; and experiences as a storekeeper at Mud Hill, Stingtown, Gold Lake, and Grass Valley. Other topics include quartz mining, crime and vigilantism, and real estate investment.
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Delano, Alonzo. Life on the plains and among the diggings; being scenes and adventures of an overland journey to California: with particular incidents of the route, mistakes and sufferings of the emigrants, the Indian tribes, the present and future of the great West. New York, Miller, Orton & co, 1857. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/13005717/.

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Delano, A. (1857) Life on the plains and among the diggings; being scenes and adventures of an overland journey to California: with particular incidents of the route, mistakes and sufferings of the emigrants, the Indian tribes, the present and future of the great West. New York, Miller, Orton & co. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/13005717/.

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Delano, Alonzo. Life on the plains and among the diggings; being scenes and adventures of an overland journey to California: with particular incidents of the route, mistakes and sufferings of the emigrants, the Indian tribes, the present and future of the great West. New York, Miller, Orton & co, 1857. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/13005717/>.