My Checkered Life
Luzena Stanley Wilson in Early California
This historic memoir is Luzena Stanley Wilson's classic account of her family's 1849 overland journey to California and their experiences there during and after the Gold Rush. Fern Henry draws upon her considerable skills as a researcher to bring to light intriguing details, following the Wilson family from their Quaker beginnings in North Carolina, to their experiences in Nevada City, Sacramento and Vacaville.
This compelling story is enriched with narratives of other gold seekers and settlers, and illustrated with rare photographs, documents and engravings. historians wills welcome this book, not only as the reprinting of the rare classic, but also for Fern Henry's remarkable presentation of new and important material which adds to our knowledge and appreciation of the early years of California, the land of golden dreams.
224 pages, 7" x 10", fully illustrated, appendices, bibliography, index, notes on 1937 edition. Published by Carl Mautz Publishing isbn 1-887694-52-8paper
Free Shipping Special
From now to March 31, get free standard shipping on any order over $19
The only exceptions are the rolled Bluewater maps and the rolled Imus maps; the $6 minimum shipping still applies to them, but up to 3 Bluewater Maps ship for the same $6 cost as one, and up to 2 rolled Imus maps are also only $6.
Buy more, save more!
Orders over $40 now get 10% off! Orders over $75 get a whopping 20% off!!
Save now on hundreds of excellent books and maps! Start planning next Summer's adventures.
Books and Maps on Related Topics:
Two Peoples, One Place by Ray Raphael & Freeman House
Gold Fever, Part Three: The Path to Civil War by Ken Salter
Sierra Stories; Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues by Gary Noy
Snowbound; Legendary Winters of the Tahoe Sierra by Mark McLaughlin
Trails and Tales of Yosemite and the Central Sierra—A Guide for Hikers and History Buffs by Sharon Giacomazzi
Gold Rush Stories by Gary Noy
Gold Fever, Part Two by Ken Salter
Gold Fever: San Francisco 1851 by Ken Salter
On the Road with Mark Twain in California and Nevada by George J. Williams III
The Donner Party: Weathering the Storm by Mark McLaughlin
The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to Sonoma County, 3rd edition by Bob Lorentzen
Monterey Bay Map by Bluewater Maps
Notebooks From the Emerald Triangle by A Novel by Bill Bradd
The Hikerís hip pocket Guide to the Humboldt/Del Norte Coast, 3rd Ed. by Bob Lorentzen
The Essential Geography of the United States of America by Imus Geographics
Field Guide to Manzanitas: California, North America, and Mexico by Michael Kauffmann, Tom Parker and Michael Vasey; Photographs by Jeff Bisbee
Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons: Bishop to Lone Pine by Sharon Giacomazzi
Wildflowers of California's North Coast Range by Reny Parker
Walking in Beauty; Growing Up with the Yurok Indians by Harry K. Roberts
Lacrosse Playing Cards by Prospero Art, Illustrations by Jan Padover
Native American Playing Cards; 55 Portraits by Edward Curtis by Prospero Art