Book/Printed Material California. A trip across the plains, in the spring of 1850, being a daily record of incidents of the trip ... and containing valuable information to emigrants ...

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California. A trip across the plains, in the spring of 1850, being a daily record of incidents of the trip ... and containing valuable information to emigrants ...
Summary
James Abbey was a member of a party that left New Albany, Indiana, for California in the spring of 1850. California. A trip across the plains (1850) is reprinted here from a version published in the Magazine of history, 1933. It is based on the diary kept by Abbey during that journey and letters he sent to friends at home as his party made their way from Indiana to St. Louis, where they joined a larger wagon train, and on to California via Fort Laramie, South Pass, Salt Lake, and Carson Pass. The story continues with accounts of his first days as a prospector near Weaverville after the party reached California in August.
Contributor Names
Abbey, James.
Created / Published
[Tarrytown, N.Y., Reprinted, W. Abbatt, 1933]
Subject Headings
-  Overland journeys to the Pacific
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
Notes
-  "The first portion of the sketches ... were published in the columns of the New Albany ledger."--Introd.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
63 p. 27 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
E173 .M24 no. 183
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.151
Library of Congress Control Number
33009652
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James Abbey was a member of a party that left New Albany, Indiana, for California in the spring of 1850. California. A trip across the plains (1850) is reprinted here from a version published in the Magazine of history, 1933. It is based on the diary kept by Abbey during that journey and letters he sent to friends at home as his party made their way from Indiana to St. Louis, where they joined a larger wagon train, and on to California via Fort Laramie, South Pass, Salt Lake, and Carson Pass. The story continues with accounts of his first days as a prospector near Weaverville after the party reached California in August.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Abbey, James. California. A trip across the plains, in the spring of , being a daily record of incidents of the trip ... and containing valuable information to emigrants. [Tarrytown, N.Y., Reprinted, W. Abbatt, 1933] Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/33009652/.

APA citation style:

Abbey, J. (1933) California. A trip across the plains, in the spring of , being a daily record of incidents of the trip ... and containing valuable information to emigrants. [Tarrytown, N.Y., Reprinted, W. Abbatt] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/33009652/.

MLA citation style:

Abbey, James. California. A trip across the plains, in the spring of , being a daily record of incidents of the trip ... and containing valuable information to emigrants. [Tarrytown, N.Y., Reprinted, W. Abbatt, 1933] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/33009652/>.