Book/Printed Material Life sketches of a jayhawker of '49: actual experiences of a pioneer told by himself in his own way,

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Title
Life sketches of a jayhawker of '49: actual experiences of a pioneer told by himself in his own way,
Summary
Lorenzo Dow Stephens (b. 1827) was born in New Jersey and raised in Illinois, where he joined a party for California in 1849. Life sketches of a jayhawker (1916) begins with Stephens's overland journey west, including Brigham Young's sermons at the Tabernacle in Salt Lake. He describes prospecting on the Merced River, farming in the Santa Clara Valley, and cattle drives from San Bernardino and San Diego. His memoirs continue through the 1860s, including his part in the 1862 British Columbia gold rush.
Contributor Names
Stephens, L. Dow (Lorenzo Dow), 1827-1921.
Created / Published
[San Jose, Calif., Printed by Nolta Brothers] 1916.
Subject Headings
-  Overland journeys to the Pacific
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Frontier and pioneer life--West (U.S.)
-  Agriculture--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form.
Medium
2 p.l., [7]-68 p. ill. 24 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .S82
F865 .S82 Copy 2 Copy 2.
Library of Congress Control Number
17006538
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Lorenzo Dow Stephens (b. 1827) was born in New Jersey and raised in Illinois, where he joined a party for California in 1849. Life sketches of a jayhawker (1916) begins with Stephens's overland journey west, including Brigham Young's sermons at the Tabernacle in Salt Lake. He describes prospecting on the Merced River, farming in the Santa Clara Valley, and cattle drives from San Bernardino and San Diego. His memoirs continue through the 1860s, including his part in the 1862 British Columbia gold rush.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Stephens, L. Dow. Life Sketches of a Jayhawker of '49: Actual Experiences of a Pioneer Told by Himself in His Own Way. [San Jose, Calif., Printed by Nolta Brothers, 1916] Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/17006538/.

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Stephens, L. D. (1916) Life Sketches of a Jayhawker of '49: Actual Experiences of a Pioneer Told by Himself in His Own Way. [San Jose, Calif., Printed by Nolta Brothers] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/17006538/.

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Stephens, L. Dow. Life Sketches of a Jayhawker of '49: Actual Experiences of a Pioneer Told by Himself in His Own Way. [San Jose, Calif., Printed by Nolta Brothers, 1916] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/17006538/>.