Book/Printed Material Early days in California; scenes and events of the '50s as I remember them,
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- Early days in California; scenes and events of the '50s as I remember them,
- Lee Summers Whipple-Haslam was the daughter of Franklin Summers, who came to California from Missouri in 1850 and mined enough gold at Shaw's Flat (near Sonora) to return east and bring his family west in 1852. Early days in California (1925?) chronicles her life in Shaw's Flat, Sonora, and other Tuolumne County communities, 1852-53; and the family's new home on Turnback Creek in Tuolumne's "East Belt" of minefields, 1854-60. There her mother kept a boardinghouse while her husband prospected, and their guests included Mark Twain. The author reminisces of neighbors at the camp, Native Americans and miners alike. A contemporary reviewer in 1923 commented that the reminiscences were "colored by time and approaching fiction."
- Whipple-Haslam, Lee.
Created / Published
- Jamestown, Calif. [c1925]
- - Frontier and pioneer life--California
- - Ethnic groups--California
- - Women--California
- - Urbanization--California
- - Real estate development--California
- - Law--Political aspects--California
- - Mines and mineral resources--California
- - Business--California
- - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
- 34 p. illus. (port. group) 22 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- F865 .W57
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- No known restrictions on publication. No copyright renewal found.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.
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Whipple-Haslam, Lee. Early days in California; scenes and events of the '50s as I remember them. [Jamestown, Calif, 1925] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/25012132/.
APA citation style:
Whipple-Haslam, L. (1925) Early days in California; scenes and events of the '50s as I remember them. [Jamestown, Calif] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/25012132/.
MLA citation style:
Whipple-Haslam, Lee. Early days in California; scenes and events of the '50s as I remember them. [Jamestown, Calif, 1925] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/25012132/>.