Book/Printed Material Ramblings in California; containing a description of the country, life at the mines, state of society, &c. Interspersed with characteristic anecdotes, and sketches from life, being the five years' experience of a gold digger.

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Ramblings in California; containing a description of the country, life at the mines, state of society, &c. Interspersed with characteristic anecdotes, and sketches from life, being the five years' experience of a gold digger.
Summary
Pringle Shaw was a Briton or Canadian who spent five years in California in the 1850s. Ramblings in California (1857?) falls into two parts. The first half is an analytical study of California's varied residents (European, Asian, United States emigrants); a history of mining and the evolution of society and law in mining camps and towns; and discussion of the state's prospects for farmers, women, and children. Shaw describes San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Benecia at length and provides a county-by-county and town-by-town analysis of the state's climate, soil, commerce, and demographic patterns. The last half contains anecdotes of Shaw's own experiences as a miner and merchant in both the Northern and Southern Mines, with special notes on routes to California and an account of his passage at Chagres.
Contributor Names
Shaw, Pringle.
Created / Published
Toronto, J. Bain [1857?]
Subject Headings
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  California--Description and travel
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Women--California
-  Urbanization--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Agriculture--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
vi p., 1 l., [9]-239 p. 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .S54
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.rbc/calbk.159
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01000819
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Pringle Shaw was a Briton or Canadian who spent five years in California in the 1850s. Ramblings in California (1857?) falls into two parts. The first half is an analytical study of California's varied residents (European, Asian, United States emigrants); a history of mining and the evolution of society and law in mining camps and towns; and discussion of the state's prospects for farmers, women, and children. Shaw describes San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Benecia at length and provides a county-by-county and town-by-town analysis of the state's climate, soil, commerce, and demographic patterns. The last half contains anecdotes of Shaw's own experiences as a miner and merchant in both the Northern and Southern Mines, with special notes on routes to California and an account of his passage at Chagres.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Shaw, Pringle. Ramblings in California; containing a description of the country, life at the mines, state of society, &c. Interspersed with characteristic anecdotes, and sketches from life, being the five years' experience of a gold digger. [Toronto, J. Bain ?, 1857] Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000819/.

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Shaw, P. (1857) Ramblings in California; containing a description of the country, life at the mines, state of society, &c. Interspersed with characteristic anecdotes, and sketches from life, being the five years' experience of a gold digger. [Toronto, J. Bain ?] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000819/.

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Shaw, Pringle. Ramblings in California; containing a description of the country, life at the mines, state of society, &c. Interspersed with characteristic anecdotes, and sketches from life, being the five years' experience of a gold digger. [Toronto, J. Bain ?, 1857] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000819/>.