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The Resource A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California gold rush : the journal and letters of David Baer Hackman, by Lawrence Berger-Knorr & David Baer Hackman, (electronic resource)

A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California gold rush : the journal and letters of David Baer Hackman, by Lawrence Berger-Knorr & David Baer Hackman, (electronic resource)

Label
A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California gold rush : the journal and letters of David Baer Hackman
Title
A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California gold rush
Title remainder
the journal and letters of David Baer Hackman
Statement of responsibility
by Lawrence Berger-Knorr & David Baer Hackman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
David Baer Hackman (1827-1896) a Mennonite from Millport, Lancaster County, PA, traveled west to California in 1850, seeking his fortune during the great Gold Rush. David wrote many letters home concerning his crossing of the plains by wagon and his many detailed experiences in and around the gold fields of California. A vivid writer for such a young man, David captures images of the mining communities, the boom towns of Sacramento, Hangtown, Mokelumne Hill, Columbia and Sonora and the lawlessness found there. He writes of early San Francisco, the local Indians, trouble with bears, and the great trees of Calaveras County. His journal then captures his return trip in 1854 by steam ship to Panama, across the Isthmus and then to New York City. Lawrence Knorr presents the journal and letters in sequence along with their historical context, providing corroborating accounts where available. In all, an excellent primary source and piece of social history from one of the most exciting times in American history
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
VALIL
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1827-1896
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Hackman, David Baer
Dewey number
  • 979.4/04092
  • 979.4/04092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F865.H157
LC item number
A3 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1964-
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Knorr, Lawrence
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  • Hackman, David Baer
  • Hackman, David Baer
  • Pioneers
  • Pioneers
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • California
  • California
Label
A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California gold rush : the journal and letters of David Baer Hackman, by Lawrence Berger-Knorr & David Baer Hackman, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/ZnJlYWQ6OTc4MTYyMDA2OTk2Nzpl
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Publication
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unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
frd841489177
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unknown
Edition
First pbk. edition
Extent
1 online resource (214 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620069967
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620069967
  • (Sirsi) b1386439
Label
A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California gold rush : the journal and letters of David Baer Hackman, by Lawrence Berger-Knorr & David Baer Hackman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/ZnJlYWQ6OTc4MTYyMDA2OTk2Nzpl
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
frd841489177
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First pbk. edition
Extent
1 online resource (214 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620069967
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620069967
  • (Sirsi) b1386439

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