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Book/Printed Material McNeil's travels in 1849, to, through, and from the gold regions in California

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Title

  • McNeil's travels in 1849, to, through, and from the gold regions in California

Summary

  • Samuel McNeil left his shoemaking business in Lancaster, Ohio, in January 1849 for a trip to the California gold fields via Panama. Unlike many 49ers, he had sense enough to return home when he had accumulated enough gold to meet his needs. McNeil's travels in 1849 (1850) recounts the shipwreck that forced McNeil and his compatriots to travel overland from Texas to Mazatlán, where they obtained passage to San Francisco. He then describes prospecting at Smiths Bar on the North Fork of the American River, Bear River, Weaver's Creek, and other Feather and Trinity Rivers camps until August, when he took his stake of 2,000 and booked passage east.

Names

  • McNeil, Samuel.

Created / Published

  • Columbus : Scott & Bascom, printers, 1850.

Headings

  • -  California--History--1846-1850--Sources
  • -  California--Description and travel
  • -  California--Gold discoveries
  • -  Mines and mineral resources--California
  • -  McNeil, Samuel--Travel--California

Notes

  • -  Wagner-Camp (4th ed.), 186
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • 40 p. ; 22 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F865 .M17

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 01019689

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Chicago citation style:

Mcneil, Samuel. McNeil's travels in , to, through, and from the gold regions in California. Columbus: Scott & Bascom, printers, 1850. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/01019689/.

APA citation style:

McNeil, S. (1850) McNeil's travels in , to, through, and from the gold regions in California. Columbus: Scott & Bascom, printers. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/01019689/.

MLA citation style:

Mcneil, Samuel. McNeil's travels in , to, through, and from the gold regions in California. Columbus: Scott & Bascom, printers, 1850. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/01019689/>.