A Doctor's Gold Rush Journey to California
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.
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Foreword by J S Holliday
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