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Grit and Gold: The Death Valley Jayhawkers of 1849

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"The Death Valley Jayhawkers were a group of young gold seekers who blundered into Death Valley at Christmas 1849. They were an uncongealed group when they left western Illinois, although many had been friends at school in Galesburg, but while traveling along the Platte River Road toward the gold fields of California they held initiation rights that melded them into a jolly, but mutually supportive group of young men who saw their western trip as a spirited adventure. After leaving Salt Lake City to break a road south to ...

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Grit and Gold: The Death Valley Jayhawkers of 1849
2018, University of Nevada Press

ISBN-13: 9781943859771

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