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California 1849-1913 or The Rambling Sketches and Experiences of Sixty-four Years' Residence in that State - Lell Hawley Woolley Member of the Society of California Pioneers and of the Vigilance Committee of 1856

A California Pioneer gives a first hand account of life in California. The author describes the overland journey to California, life as a gold miner, Vigilance Committee of 1856, and commerce in California. Interesting book! This is my 15th Project Guttenberg title.

Also about the 1856 Vigilance Committee:
A Sketch of the Causes, Operations and Results of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance in 1856 - Stephen Palfrey Webb
The Vigilance Committee of 1856 - James O'Meara

Title Page.
Trip Across the Plains.
Arrival In California.
Life In the Mines.
Home Again. Married. Return to California.
Vigilance Committee of 1865.
Shooting of Gen. Richardson.
Shooting of James King, of William.
Casey and Cora Turned Over to Vigilance Committee.
Fort Gunnybags.
Death of James King, of William.
Trial of Casey and Cora.
Hanging of Casey and Cora.
Yankee Sullivan.
"Law and Order" Party.
Terry and Hopkins Affair.
Duel Between Terry and Broderick.
Terry and Field, Shooting of Terry.
Hetherington and Randall.
Hanging of Hetherington and Brace.
Ballot Box Stuffing.
Billy Mulligan.
Black List.
"Fort Gunnybags" 1903.
Closing Chapter of Vigilance Committee.
Vigilance Committee Work In 1849, '50 and '51.
San Francisco In 1847.
John A. Sutter.
"The Plaza."
Early Realty Values.
A Deal In "Slugs."
Harry Meiggs.
San Francisco's First Town Clock.
Admission Day Flag.
Mr. Thomas Connell.
Uncle Phil Roach, Happy Valley.
Early Water Supply.
John Parrott.
Pony Express.
A Venture In Flour.
A Venture In Oil.
Flood of '61 and '62.
Civil War Times In S. F.
President Lincoln and Gen. Vallejo.
Off to the Nevada Mines.
Martin J. Burke.
The Donahue Brothers.
The Take of A Young Bull.
Admission Day 1875.
On an S. P. Pay-Car.
Employ of the Southern Pacific.
Sloat Monument.
Nob Hill.

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