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Delano, Life on the Plains and among the Diggings  

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Life on the Plains and among the Diggings

Delano, Alonzo

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[8], 384 pp. Illustrated with 4 plates from wood-engravings, including frontispiece.18.5x12 cm (7¼x4¾"), leatherette.

Facsimile reprint of the 1854 first edition, with the title of the original continuing, "Being the Scenes and Adventures of an Overland Journey to California: with particular Incidents of the Route, Mistakes and Sufferings of the Emigrants, the Indian Tribes, the Present and the Future of the Great West.""Alonzo Delano... crossed the Missouri River at Saint Joseph in mid-April of 1849 and entered California by way of Lassen's Cutoff, arriving on the Feather River on September 9. He became a well-known and prosperous banker in Grass Valley, where he finally made his home..." - Wagner-Camp. (Cowan, p.163; Graff, 1042; Howes, D230; Kurutz, 177; Rocq, 6041; Sabin, 19348; Wagner-Camp, 238:1; Wheat Books, 57.)

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