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Book/Printed Material Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton

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Title

  • Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton

Summary

  • Lewis Adelbert Norton (b. 1819) grew up in Canada and western New York. Banished from Canada for taking the Patriot side in the Rebellion of 1837-1838, Norton settled in Illinois, where he raised a regiment for the Mexican War. On his return home, he led an overland party to California. Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton (1887) describes Norton's early life and his journey west. Of his life in California, he chronicles careers as miner, lawyer, and merchant in Placerville. In 1856 he moves to Healdsburg, where his law practice involves him in the Squatter War on the Russian River. The book closes with his account of an 1874 rail trip east, revisiting Canada, New York, and New England before returning to Healdsburg.

Names

  • Norton, L. A. (Lewis Adelbert), 1819-

Created / Published

  • Oakland, Cal., Pacific press publishing house, 1887.

Headings

  • -  Canada--History--Rebellion, 1837-1838
  • -  Mexican War, 1846-1848--Personal narratives
  • -  United States.--Army.--Illinois Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1846-1847)
  • -  Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • -  California--Social life and customs
  • -  Atlantic States--Description and travel
  • -  Ethnic groups--California
  • -  Law--Political aspects--California
  • -  Mines and mineral resources--California

Notes

  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • viii, [9]-492 p. front. (port.) 20 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E411 .N88

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 13005722

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • online text
  • image
  • pdf

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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:

Norton, L. A. Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton. Oakland, Cal., Pacific press publishing house, 1887. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/13005722/.

APA citation style:

Norton, L. A. (1887) Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton. Oakland, Cal., Pacific press publishing house. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/13005722/.

MLA citation style:

Norton, L. A. Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton. Oakland, Cal., Pacific press publishing house, 1887. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/13005722/>.