One hundred and forty-nine years ago, a homeopathic physician luxuriously named Israel Shipman Pelton Lord trudged across the country in the midst of thousands of wagons, oxen, and seekers of the first free gold in history. Disappointed with the maps and guides of the day, Lord determined to set the record straight for future travelers.... and mincing as a city belle or the pith ball of an electrometer, and the cloud of smoke that issues from beneath that enormous incubus, would indicate that the craft went by steam. ... It is difficult to convey a correct idea by words, of the inside.
|Title||:||A Doctor's Gold Rush Journey to California|
|Author||:||Israel Shipman Pelton Lord|
|Publisher||:||U of Nebraska Press - 1999-11-01|