Gold Seeker: Adventures of a Belgian Argonaut During the Gold Rush Years

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Yale University Press, 11 okt. 1998 - 452 pagina's
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"A splendid piece of Americana, for Perlot was a witty, gingery, intelligent man with a sharp eye for significant detail. . . . His book . . . has been translated and thoroughly annotated by the late Helen Harding Bretnor, who deserves the gratitude of all readers with a taste for the history of the Old West."--Atlantic Monthly

"A lively memoir."--Evan S. Connell, New York Times Book Review

"Provides a narrative as amusing as it is informative. Perlot is real gold, dug belatedly from the California mines."--Gerald Weales, Smithsonian

"A marvelous book. . . . Perlot's observations, both as a foreign miner and a settler in the pioneer West, give new meaning to a familiar historical experience."--Mary McDougall Gordon, Pacific Historical Review

In 1850, Jean-Nicolas Perlot, a 26-year-old Belgian, joined a French mining company bound for the gold fields of California. This book is Perlot's witty and informative account of his life in California and his subsequent career in the newly rich town of Portland, Oregon.

 

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Le Havre to Monterey
3
From Monterey to Mariposa 1851
35
Life in the Southern Mines 18511852
89
Wintering in the Southern Mines 10
110
Indians Politics and Survival 18521853
121
From Marble Spring
237
Spring
277
Ho For Oregon 18571858
303
The French Gardener 18581867
343
Return to Herbeumont 18671868
379
Marriage and Return to Portland 18681872
407
Marriage to Victorine and Return to America
420
Waiting at Arlon 18721900
433
Index
447
Copyright

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