Book/Printed Material Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton.

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Title
Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton.
Summary
Lewis Adelbert Norton (b. 1819) grew up in Canada and western New York. Banished from Canada for taking the Patriot side in the Rebellion of 1837-1838, Norton settled in Illinois, where he raised a regiment for the Mexican War. On his return home, he led an overland party to California. Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton (1887) describes Norton's early life and his journey west. Of his life in California, he chronicles careers as miner, lawyer, and merchant in Placerville. In 1856 he moves to Healdsburg, where his law practice involves him in the Squatter War on the Russian River. The book closes with his account of an 1874 rail trip east, revisiting Canada, New York, and New England before returning to Healdsburg.
Contributor Names
Norton, L. A. (Lewis Adelbert), 1819-
Created / Published
Oakland, Cal., Pacific press publishing house, 1887.
Subject Headings
-  Canada--History--Rebellion, 1837-1838
-  Mexican War, 1846-1848--Personal narratives
-  United States.--Army.--Illinois Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1846-1847)
-  Overland journeys to the Pacific
-  California--Social life and customs
-  Atlantic States--Description and travel
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
viii, [9]-492 p. front. (port.) 20 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
E411 .N88
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.189
Library of Congress Control Number
13005722
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Lewis Adelbert Norton (b. 1819) grew up in Canada and western New York. Banished from Canada for taking the Patriot side in the Rebellion of 1837-1838, Norton settled in Illinois, where he raised a regiment for the Mexican War. On his return home, he led an overland party to California. Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton (1887) describes Norton's early life and his journey west. Of his life in California, he chronicles careers as miner, lawyer, and merchant in Placerville. In 1856 he moves to Healdsburg, where his law practice involves him in the Squatter War on the Russian River. The book closes with his account of an 1874 rail trip east, revisiting Canada, New York, and New England before returning to Healdsburg.
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Norton, L. A. Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton. Oakland, Cal., Pacific press publishing house, 1887. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/13005722/.

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Norton, L. A. (1887) Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton. Oakland, Cal., Pacific press publishing house. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/13005722/.

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Norton, L. A. Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton. Oakland, Cal., Pacific press publishing house, 1887. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/13005722/>.