Book/Printed Material A forty-niner speaks; a chronological record of a New Yorker and his adventures in various mining localities in California, his return trip across Nicaragua, including several descriptions of the changes in San Francisco and other mining centers from March 1849 to January 1851.

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A forty-niner speaks; a chronological record of a New Yorker and his adventures in various mining localities in California, his return trip across Nicaragua, including several descriptions of the changes in San Francisco and other mining centers from March 1849 to January 1851.
Summary
Hiram Dwight Pierce (b. 1810) was a successful blacksmith in Troy, New York, when news arrived of gold discoveries in California. Leaving his wife and seven children behind, Pierce set out in March 1849, crossing the Isthmus to reach San Francisco. A forty-niner speaks (1930) prints the contents of notebooks kept by Pierce from the day he left Troy until his return in January 1851. He describes his journey west and work in the gold fields near Sacramento, the Stanislas mines, and the Merced River at Washington Flat, until his return home via Panama. Pierce offers an excellent account of the details of a prospector's life and the organization of miners' camps as business companies and local government units.
Contributor Names
Pierce, Hiram Dwight, 1810-
Meyer, Sarah Wiswall.
Created / Published
[Oakland, Calif., Keystone-Inglett printing co., 1930]
Subject Headings
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Voyages to the Pacific coast
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  Introduction signed, Sarah Wiswall Meyer.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
1 p.l., [5]-74 p. front., pl. facsim. 23 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .P61
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.180
Library of Congress Control Number
30032740
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No known restrictions on publication. No copyright renewal found.
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Hiram Dwight Pierce (b. 1810) was a successful blacksmith in Troy, New York, when news arrived of gold discoveries in California. Leaving his wife and seven children behind, Pierce set out in March 1849, crossing the Isthmus to reach San Francisco. A forty-niner speaks (1930) prints the contents of notebooks kept by Pierce from the day he left Troy until his return in January 1851. He describes his journey west and work in the gold fields near Sacramento, the Stanislas mines, and the Merced River at Washington Flat, until his return home via Panama. Pierce offers an excellent account of the details of a prospector's life and the organization of miners' camps as business companies and local government units.
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Pierce, Hiram Dwight, and Sarah Wiswall Meyer. A forty-niner speaks; a chronological record of a New Yorker and his adventures in various mining localities in California, his return trip across Nicaragua, including several descriptions of the changes in San Francisco and other mining centers from Marchto January 1851. [Oakland, Calif., Keystone-Inglett printing co, 1930] Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/30032740/.

APA citation style:

Pierce, H. D. & Meyer, S. W. (1930) A forty-niner speaks; a chronological record of a New Yorker and his adventures in various mining localities in California, his return trip across Nicaragua, including several descriptions of the changes in San Francisco and other mining centers from Marchto January 1851. [Oakland, Calif., Keystone-Inglett printing co] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/30032740/.

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Pierce, Hiram Dwight, and Sarah Wiswall Meyer. A forty-niner speaks; a chronological record of a New Yorker and his adventures in various mining localities in California, his return trip across Nicaragua, including several descriptions of the changes in San Francisco and other mining centers from Marchto January 1851. [Oakland, Calif., Keystone-Inglett printing co, 1930] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/30032740/>.