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Title
Reminiscences of a ranger; or, Early times in Southern California.
Other Title
Reminiscences of a ranger
Early times in Southern California
Summary
Horace Bell (1830-1918) left Indiana to seek gold in California. In 1852, he moved to Los Angeles and later became involved in American filibustering in Latin America and saw service in the Union Army before returning to Los Angeles after the Civil War to become a lawyer and newspaper publisher. Reminiscences of a ranger (1881) includes anecdotes of Bell's experiences as a Los Angeles Ranger pursuing Joaquin Murietta in 1853, a soldier of fortune in Latin America, a Union officer in the Civil War, and a Los Angeles newspaper editor. He provides lively ancedotes of Los Angeles and its residents under Mexican and American rule, emphasizing cowboys and criminals and native Americans. Throughout, Bell gives special attention to the fate of Hispanic Californians and Native Americans under the United States regime. For another collection of Bell's reminiscences, see On the old west coast (1930).
Contributor Names
Bell, Horace, 1830-1918.
Created / Published
Los Angeles, Yarnell, Caystile & Mathes, Printers, 1881.
Subject Headings
-  California, Southern
-  Frontier and pioneer life--California
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
2 p.l., [2], [9]-457 p. 24 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F867 .B43 1881
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.rbc/calbk.103
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01000760
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Horace Bell (1830-1918) left Indiana to seek gold in California. In 1852, he moved to Los Angeles and later became involved in American filibustering in Latin America and saw service in the Union Army before returning to Los Angeles after the Civil War to become a lawyer and newspaper publisher. Reminiscences of a ranger (1881) includes anecdotes of Bell's experiences as a Los Angeles Ranger pursuing Joaquin Murietta in 1853, a soldier of fortune in Latin America, a Union officer in the Civil War, and a Los Angeles newspaper editor. He provides lively ancedotes of Los Angeles and its residents under Mexican and American rule, emphasizing cowboys and criminals and native Americans. Throughout, Bell gives special attention to the fate of Hispanic Californians and Native Americans under the United States regime. For another collection of Bell's reminiscences, see On the old west coast (1930).
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Bell, Horace. Reminiscences of a ranger;or, Early times in Southern California. Los Angeles, Yarnell, Caystile & Mathes, Printers, 1881. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000760/.

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Bell, H. (1881) Reminiscences of a ranger;or, Early times in Southern California. Los Angeles, Yarnell, Caystile & Mathes, Printers. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000760/.

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Bell, Horace. Reminiscences of a ranger;or, Early times in Southern California. Los Angeles, Yarnell, Caystile & Mathes, Printers, 1881. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000760/>.