Book/Printed Material Recollections of a newspaperman; a record of life and events in California,

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Recollections of a newspaperman; a record of life and events in California,
Summary
Frank Aleamon Leach (b. 1846) published the Vallejo Evening Chronicle, 1867-1886; and the Oakland Enquirer, 1886-1898. He retired from journalism to become superintendent of the San Francisco Mint, 1897-1907. Recollections of a newspaperman (1917) begins as Leach and his mother leave Cayuga County, New York, to rejoin the boy's father in California, where the elder Leach had set up a bottling plant in Sacramento. Leach recalls his boyhood there and in Napa, where the family moved in 1857. He tells of experiences as a printer and newspaper publisher in Napa, Vallejo, and Oakland. Other topics are a rail trip east in 1875, mining speculations, a term in the state legislature, Republican Party politics, ranching, railroad strikes, and his campaign against Oakland bosses and the rail interests. Highlights of his years after journalism are his work at the mint and the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906.
Contributor Names
Leach, Frank Aleamon, 1846-
Created / Published
San Francisco, S. Levinson, 1917.
Subject Headings
-  California--Politics and government--1850-1950
-  Frontier and pioneer life--California
-  Women--California
-  Urbanization--California
-  Real estate development--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
7 p.l., 416 p. front. (port.) plates, facsim. 24 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F866 .L4
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.128
Library of Congress Control Number
18008692
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Frank Aleamon Leach (b. 1846) published the Vallejo Evening Chronicle, 1867-1886; and the Oakland Enquirer, 1886-1898. He retired from journalism to become superintendent of the San Francisco Mint, 1897-1907. Recollections of a newspaperman (1917) begins as Leach and his mother leave Cayuga County, New York, to rejoin the boy's father in California, where the elder Leach had set up a bottling plant in Sacramento. Leach recalls his boyhood there and in Napa, where the family moved in 1857. He tells of experiences as a printer and newspaper publisher in Napa, Vallejo, and Oakland. Other topics are a rail trip east in 1875, mining speculations, a term in the state legislature, Republican Party politics, ranching, railroad strikes, and his campaign against Oakland bosses and the rail interests. Highlights of his years after journalism are his work at the mint and the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Leach, Frank Aleamon. Recollections of a newspaperman; a record of life and events in California. San Francisco, S. Levinson, 1917. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/18008692/.

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Leach, F. A. (1917) Recollections of a newspaperman; a record of life and events in California. San Francisco, S. Levinson. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/18008692/.

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Leach, Frank Aleamon. Recollections of a newspaperman; a record of life and events in California. San Francisco, S. Levinson, 1917. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/18008692/>.