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Author Bowen, Margaret Casterline, 1954- author

Title Jersey gold : the Newark Overland Company's trek to California, 1849 / Margaret Casterline Bowen and Gwendolyn Joslin Hiles
Published Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017]
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Contents Prologue: December 1912 -- Part I. Before 1849 -- Headliners of 1848 -- Doctor, general, president -- From Freeport, Pennsylvania -- Part II. 1849 -- Organization and chaos -- Outsiders -- Farewell -- February 21, 1849 -- March 1, 1849 -- Golden California -- Rolling out -- Scramble to Fort Kearny -- Platte River road -- It's summer -- The divide and the Great Salt Lake -- July arrivals -- Sinking -- The truth about California -- Dead last -- California begins, 1849 ends -- Part III. After 1849 -- Achieving wealth, going home, 1850-1851 -- 1850s: success and loss -- Mechanics, southern hospitality, and disunion -- The Civil War and three 1863 deaths -- Impact and aftermath -- The last scandal -- The last funeral
Summary When gold fever struck in 1849, John S. Darcy-prominent physician, general, and president of the New Jersey Railroad-assembled a company to travel overland to California. In Jersey Gold, Margaret Casterline Bowen and Gwendolyn Joslin Hiles tell the story of that colorful company of some thirty stalwarts and adventurers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 5, 2017)
Subject Newark Overland Company -- History
Newark Overland Company.
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Pioneers -- California
Pioneers -- West (U.S.)
Gold mines and mining.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
California -- Gold discoveries
United States, West.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hiles, Gwendolyn Joslin, 1944- author
ISBN 0806157984 (electronic bk.)
9780806157986 (electronic bk.)