Book/Printed Material California as it is & as it may be : or, A guide to the gold region Guide to the gold region
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- California as it is & as it may be : or, A guide to the gold region
- Other Title
- Guide to the gold region
- Felix Paul Wierzbicki (1815-1860) left his native Poland after participating in the doomed revolution of 1830. He made his way to America where he received a medical degree and practiced in Providence, Rhode Island. When the Mexican War broke out, Wierzbicki enlisted in the Army and was sent to California. Wierzbicki left the Army shortly after reaching the West and practiced medicine until the discovery of gold drew him to prospecting on Mokelumne Hill. In 1849, he returned to San Francisco, where he spent the rest of his life. California as it is (1849) was the first English-language book printed in California. It is a valuable guide to California for prospective settlers that includes a survey of agriculture, hints on gold mining, a guide to San Francisco, and a chapter on California's Hispanic residents and Native American tribes.
- Contributor Names
- Wierzbicki, Felix Paul, 1815-1860.
- Lyman, George D. (George Dunlap), 1882-1949.
- Created / Published
- San Francisco : The Grabhorn Press, 1933.
- Subject Headings
- - California--Description and travel
- - California--Gold discoveries
- - Ethnic groups--California
- - Urbanization--California
- - Real estate development--California
- - Law--Political aspects--California
- - Agriculture--California
- - Two editions published in 1849, the prefaces dated "Sept. 30, 1849" and "December 30, 1849" respectively. The present edition follows the text of the second edition.
- - "Bibliography for the study of the life of F.P. Wierzbicki, M.D., compiled by George D. Lyman": p. -
- - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
- - LAC nsk 2019-05-08 update (1 card)
- xxix, , 100,  p. : illus. ; 25 cm.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- F865 .W643
- E173 .R24 no. 8
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- OCLC Number
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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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Chicago citation style:
Wierzbicki, Felix Paul, and George D Lyman. California as it is & as it may be: or, A guide to the gold region. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/33021743/.
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Wierzbicki, F. P. & Lyman, G. D. (1933) California as it is & as it may be: or, A guide to the gold region. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/33021743/.
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Wierzbicki, Felix Paul, and George D Lyman. California as it is & as it may be: or, A guide to the gold region. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/33021743/>.
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