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Bagley, Will, 1950-
With golden visions bright before them : trails to the mining West, 1849-1852 / Will Bagley
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  F593 .B138 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Overland journeys to the Pacific
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject California -- Gold discoveries
California National Historic Trail -- History
Oregon National Historic Trail -- History
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860
Physical Description xxi, 464 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Men of enterprise and adventure : the rush begins -- Avarice seems to rule : the forty-niners set out -- Which road to take? : South Pass to City of Rocks -- First flight of forty-niners : the race to the goldfields -- Shortcuts to death : cutoffs, detours, and delusion in 1849 -- A new and shorter route : Lassen's Horn -- Passing swarms : the trails in 1850 -- The very windows of heaven : the bust of 1851 -- The great tide of emigration : the trails in 1852 -- This insatiate thirst for gold : the birth of the mining West
NOTE 521700
Series Bagley, Will, 1950- Overland West ; v. 2

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