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California: a pleasure trip from Gotham to the Golden Gate, April, May, June, 1877
Summary
Miriam Squier (1836-1914), an actress turned journalist who eventually became a powerful figure in American publishing, married publisher Frank Leslie in 1874. In 1877, the couple traveled to California, and Mrs. Leslie recorded details of their luxurious transcontinental rail trip. California: a pleasure trip from Gotham to the Golden Gate (1877) chronicles the scenes they passed en route, as well as San Francisco's welcome for the visiting Eastern notables. Her account gives special attention to that city's Chinatown as well as the attractions of Los Angeles and Yosemite. On the return journey, Leslie pictures the desolation of the mining town of Virginia City, Nevada, and the prosperity and progress of Salt Lake City, where she interviewed Brigham Young. The editor's introduction provides details of the attacks brought by publication of the book, with critics exposing Mrs. Leslie's illegitimate birth and complicated marital career.
Contributor Names
Leslie, Frank, Mrs., -1914.
Created / Published
Nieuwkoop [Netherlands] B. De Graaf, 1972.
Subject Headings
-  West (U.S.)--Description and travel
-  California--Description and travel
-  West (U.S.)--History--1860-1890
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Women--California
-  Urbanization--California
-  Real estate development--California
Notes
-  Reprint of the New York, 1877 ed.
-  Includes bibliographical references.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
xiv, 286 p. illus. 18 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F594 .L6 1972
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/calbk.115
Library of Congress Control Number
72086546
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Miriam Squier (1836-1914), an actress turned journalist who eventually became a powerful figure in American publishing, married publisher Frank Leslie in 1874. In 1877, the couple traveled to California, and Mrs. Leslie recorded details of their luxurious transcontinental rail trip. California: a pleasure trip from Gotham to the Golden Gate (1877) chronicles the scenes they passed en route, as well as San Francisco's welcome for the visiting Eastern notables. Her account gives special attention to that city's Chinatown as well as the attractions of Los Angeles and Yosemite. On the return journey, Leslie pictures the desolation of the mining town of Virginia City, Nevada, and the prosperity and progress of Salt Lake City, where she interviewed Brigham Young. The editor's introduction provides details of the attacks brought by publication of the book, with critics exposing Mrs. Leslie's illegitimate birth and complicated marital career.
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Leslie, Frank, Mrs., -1914. California: a pleasure trip from Gotham to the Golden Gate, April, May, June, 1877. [Nieuwkoop Netherlands B. De Graaf, 1972] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/72086546/. (Accessed December 10, 2017.)

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Leslie, F. (1972) California: a pleasure trip from Gotham to the Golden Gate, April, May, June, 1877. [Nieuwkoop Netherlands B. De Graaf] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/72086546/.

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Leslie, Frank, Mrs., -1914. California: a pleasure trip from Gotham to the Golden Gate, April, May, June, 1877. [Nieuwkoop Netherlands B. De Graaf, 1972] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/72086546/>.