My Checkered Life
Luzena Stanley Wilson in Early California

Fern Henry

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

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