Eldorado: Adventures in the Path of Empire

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Heyday, Jan 1, 2000 - Literary Collections - 411 pages
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When news of the madness of California's gold rush hit New York, Horace Greeley, publisher of the New York Tribune, looked about for a reporter to send. Taylor, thoughtful, and at the same time fully engaged in the madness, offered his readers detailed, finely crafted descriptions of the remarkable wealth and the harsh conditions produced by the gold rush.
  

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My absolute favorite summer read. the best and most personal history of travelling around California during the gold rush. A must for any California history buffs! Read full review

Review: Eldorado: Adventures in the Path of Empire (California Legacy) (California Legacy Book)

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My absolute favorite summer read. the best and most personal history of travelling around California during the gold rush. A must for any California history buffs! Read full review

Contents

Authors Preface
1
From New York to Chagres
3
Crossing the Isthmus
11
Scenes in Panama
23
The Pacific Coast of Mexico
27
The Coast of California
35
First Impressions of San Francisco
44
To the Sanjoaquin on Muleback
52
The Rainy Season
209
Night in Sacramento City
218
The Overland Emigration of 1849
225
The Italy of the West
233
San Francisco Four Months Later
240
Society in California
247
Leaving San Francisco
251
Mazatldn
260

Camplife and a Ride to the Diggings
63
The Diggings on Mokelumne River
69
A Gallop to Stockton with Some Words on Law and Society
77
A Night Adventure in the Mountains
85
San Francisco by Day and Night
92
Incidents of a Walk to Monterey
99
Life in Monterey
110
The State Organization of California
118
The Closing Scenes of the Convention
129
Shore and Forest
137
Old CaliforniaIts Missions and Its Lands
145
Return to San Francisco
156
San Francisco Again
164
Sacramento River and City
172
Travelingon the Plains
183
Journey to the Volcano
192
Election Scenes and Mining Characters
202
Travel in the Tierra Caliente
266
The Ascent to the Tableland
279
The Robber Region
288
Three Days in Guadalajara
297
In the Diligence to Guanajuato
305
The Dividing Ridge
312
Scenes in the Mexican Capital
316
Mexican Politics and Political Men
323
Rides to Chapultepec and Guadalupe
330
The Base of Popocatepetl
336
Glimpses of Purgatory and Paradise
342
Vera Cruz and San Juan dUlloa
350
Report of Honorable T Butler King
353
Afterword by Roger Kahn
399
Notes on the Annotations by Robert M Senkewicz
407
Author Biography
411
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About the author (2000)

Bayard Taylor holds an M.Div. with an emphasis in cross-cultural studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He spent four years working with Campus Crusade for Christ and currently is Senior Editor of Biblical and Theological Issues at Gospel Light/Regal Books. Bayard has also edited such bestselling books as So What's the Difference? by Fritz Ridenour and Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough by Elmer Towns.

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